Blaming the coach for any aspect of your game, even if it is true, is just a form of transferring blame. It certainly doesn’t fix things, and in the end, you must recognize you are wasting time on things you have zero control over. True, it may make for a great reality show, but blame is a lousy excuse when it comes to explaining why your never received a college scholarship, got drafted or why playing time was limited.
One thing is certain, time is not standing still, so spend it trying to Be GOOD. As Michael Jordan wrote in, “I Can’t Accept Not Trying,” “Not everyone can be the greatest … [baseball] player, but you can still be considered one of the best, and you can still be considered a success.”
You must know a Recruiter or a Scout is unlikely to turn away a talented player.
Michael Jordan went onto say, “If I was only given a particular opportunity or if only the coach … liked me better I could have accomplished this or that. Nothing but excuses.” A sugar-coating we often use when justifying the ‘why’ to others, but in many cases, blinds us and prevents us from reaching the GOALS we set for ourselves. Excuses Dr. David J. Schwartz [The Magic of Thinking Big author] states, we use to destroy what we want the most;
“…we murder it…committing success-suicide.”
The “would-a, could-a, should-a” note would read, I’m wasting my time, he doesn’t like me, I will just accept not playing or just give up.
Start today realizing the simple fact a coach does not dictate where you end up, you do! Where you end up is determined by You, and You Alone. Controlling whether you reach your GOAL or not; that something YOU want and YOU are trying to do or achieve. So, instead of worrying about others and what they think, worry about yourself and Make it happen!
Ask the question; Am I spending time improving or am I spending time blaming others?
Until next blog,