Whether or not you realize it, when we are tempted to blame, complain or make excuses we are actually standing at a crossroads: one is marked “victim” and the other “victor.”
Hope is much better than merely having a positive attitude, because hope acknowledges the reality that sometimes things don’t look so good, but likewise embraces the rest of the truth: that things will look up — particularly if you make good choices now.
I love playing and coaching basketball so much that the game is still fun to me even when I lose. What I don’t like is losing and not really know why or how. Unawareness is a form of self-deception, and as such, is a killer of success.
A decision is only as good as the information it was based on. Self-deception prevents us from correctly interpreting the data failure is trying to provide us to guide our way.
I’m hoping to evolve my “Full Stop” Defense with things learned from Better Basketball’s “Dynamic Defense” DVD bundle.
Part 1 of 3: Those who understand failure’s relationship to success see failure as feedback and adjust their efforts accordingly. Those that don’t, fear failure and avoid it altogether — thus deceiving themselves into inadvertently becoming their own biggest obstacle to success.
Usually when we preach about the importance of teamwork, what we are saying is that players have to subjugate their personal agendas for the good of the team — and that truly is an important part of teamwork. However, teamwork is reciprocal; the team should give back to each team member, as this cute video (and 3 war stories) show.