Welcome back to the blog! With summer and off-season training, most players really start to struggle with staying consistent.
Recently, I had a call with a college team, and despite their set schedule of working out, most of the players were struggling with staying consistent with their workouts. One thing you need to understand in sports AND in life is this:
CONSISTENCY ALWAYS WINS!
Think of any successful athlete, business person, author, or musician. The ones that stayed consistent over a long period of time are the ones that were successful are the ones that win.
So, how do you create consistency with your off-season training?
I'm going to break it down into three simple steps for you to follow and to take action.
Number one is figure out your purpose.
Think to yourself, why is this important to me? Why do I need to be consistent with my off-season training? When you have a purpose and a reason for wanting to do something, it's a lot easier to do it.
Now that summer is here, it's time to focus on training. Because of the quarantine, a lot of you have gone without team practices. Without this organization, you may be having a hard time staying motivated. So, I thought today would be the perfect time to teach you how to become more motivated and consistent with training.
I have been reading a book called Limitless by Jim Kwik, who is a brain coach. Jim's formula for motivation is: Motivation=purpose x energy x small daily actions.
I'm going to break down each step based on how I see it.
First, you need to figure out is your purpose. Why do you want to do the thing that you're trying to do? Why does it matter to you? If it doesn't matter to you, you're not going to go try.
Second, you have to have energy to stay motivated. You have to sleep well, eat well, and stay hydrated.
And third, my favorite, is small daily actions or habits. If you don't put in small actions every single day, I promise you that it's not...