Insanity in Athlete Development

One of the great myths of success in life and sport is “That if you work harder and longer, the work will produce the results” or “if you work harder than the other person and give up on a balanced, healthy life, that you will make it.”

Add the following quote:

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”  – Ellen Goodman

I challenge all athletes and parents..  What is the “real reality” that we are teaching in sport based on this myth and the quote from Ellen?

The thought of working harder could be changed to the following:

“If everyone is going this direction, I can take a different direction to the same end point by working smarter than everyone else..”

The trick is.. Does anyone have a different path?

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