Your Moment Will Come….
Your time will come. Your opportunity will present itself at some point.
The question is will you be ready?
Watch the final three minutes of this video from Eric Thomas who says it perfect!(I already have it cued up for you!)
The story of Yogi is inspiring and not just because he was a Hoosier! He grinded. He kept at it. He never gave up. And when the moment presented itself he did not let it slide. He grabbed it and made a statement.
Think to your practices in the past or even yesterday. How many times have you gone through the motions? How many times have you let your teammates down by not giving your all? When the moment happens when coach calls your name to play in the game, will you be able to make statement? Will you shine or make a mistake? Will make or miss your shots? Will you play with a ‘me’ or ‘we’ mentality? Will your body language feed positive energy or negative energy? Do you have excuses because you were not prepared or will you rise to the moment because you have been waiting and ready to go?
You must STAY READY. You must be ready to go when the moment arrives.
There is no reason to worry about it if you are not preparing.
If you are not preparing, then you stay mediocre. You don’t want a life of mediocrity.
Ask yourself, “Is this really the life I want?” Don’t be afraid to make a change, a big one, and go for it.
Today is the day you act like a winner. You work hard. You give it your all. You grind to get better. It is essential that you prepare so that you can be ready come game time.
You have an opportunity. Each day you get a chance to walk on the hardwood court to make yourself better. To help your teammates improve. Not just in the game of basketball, but in the game of life.
Each time you think you can’t do something I want you to think Roger Bannister.
Who is Roger Bannister?
“While this might not seem like much now, breaking this barrier was actually once considered impossible. The mile has existed since ancient Roman times. It is a unit of length equivalent to 5,280 feet (1,760 yards, or about 1,609 meters), originally used by the Roman army to signify the length of one thousand paces of a Roman legion, with each pace equaling two steps. For thousands of years, no one — not one single person — could eclipse the four-minute mark. For that reason, sportswriters and even physicists postulated that human evolution had certain limits and that running a mile in less than four minutes was one of those limitations.
Then Roger Bannister changed history.
Using innovative running strategies that focused on less running and more intense, shorter training sessions, in 1954 Bannister did the ‘impossible’ and became the first human being ever to run the mile in less than four minutes. His time: 3:59.4.
But the most amazing things happened after Bannister broke the record. Just forty-six days later, his record was broken — and then it was shattered again and again and again. The lesson is an important one, and it has nothing to do with running or the four-minute mile. Bannister had smashed through the real problem that prevents most successes. It’s a dark secret that few people ever discuss or admit: most of our barriers are mental. And those mental barriers can place physical and emotional limitations on what you can actually achieve in reality.”
Joe Manganiello from Evolution
Quit telling yourself things are impossible. Go make it happen. Go beat a team that overlooks you. Go beat a team that you have never beat. Go do something that has not been done before.
The question is have you put in the time to make it happen when the opportunity arrives?
The 4:00 minute barrier once seemed impossible. What has been impossible for you up until this point that needs to be broken?
Be ready. I think the opportunity is coming.