sent by Nick Grantham | 15th February 2022
You can't cram for the exam. So I often wonder why some athletes only dial in their nutrition, make sure their warm-up is on point or get a massage the day before a game when they've spent the start of the week freestyling. If it's essential on the day before a game, chances are it's important every day.
What I like about this quote from Jim Rohn is that he acknowledges that the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements leads us to either fortune or failure. Sustained success is about the consistency of approach, but so is failure.
Every now and then, I'll spot some training content on the internet or through social media channels that catches my attention, but this is not my go-to source of information and inspiration! Instead, I prefer to seek out advice from experts and trusted resources. Decide if you want to trawl through the trash for scraps of information or if your time would be better spent seeking out high-quality information from more reliable sources.
Working in Olympic sport allows you the opportunity to build a lasting legacy over a four-year cycle. This luxury isn't always afforded in professional sport where owners and coaches tend to live between the whistles. A short term, quick-fix mindset and approach often prevail with little thought given to long term improvement and legacy. As a consultant, I worked with some teams and athletes for years and others just a matter of weeks. One thing remained constant: regardless of the length of my tenure, I would try to leave the team or athlete in better shape than I found them.
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