Do you have the mindset necessary to get better and get to a better position/viewpoint. Whether you are an athlete, parent of an athlete, or someone who chases growth, we all run into issues of progress and confidence. In these moments is a pivotal choice: get frustrated and slow down (or quit) OR trust the process and keep working.
Nothing in sports come easy, and what is often called luck is actually hard work and opportune timing. Athletes need to understand that there will be bad days, there will be injuries, there will be bad coaches, and there will be unfairness at times. There will also be good days, healthy periods, and good coaches! Mentally strong athletes know that they must trust the process through these tougher periods in order to reach their goals and thrive.
One active step in building this mindset is the use of the word “yet.” When you are working to be proficient at something, use the word yet when thinking of your mastery. For example, “I am not a great deep shooter YET. Last season I shot 27% from 3. I am working on my 3 point shot and want to be a 40% shooter next season.” Or, “I didn’t make the top team that I wanted to, YET. I will train more seriously and try out again next season.”
Add YET to your vocabulary and build your habit of using the growth mindset to acquire skill, push through adversity, and trust the process even when your training feels stuck!
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