A Little Encouragement
Continued from the August 1 issue on the five things rodeo contestants want their parents to know… 3. Slumps happen! Slumps are the worst! When […]
Being a great student athlete is about easy choices. In fact it is amazing how many things in our life are determined by the easy decisions we make every day.
As a student every day you have so many easy choices. Every day is full of easy choices.
The decisions you make, and how easy they are to make are simply a reflection of your priorities.
It is easy to choose to go to class, if you want to be successful. It is also just as easy to choose not to go to class. You make the choice, you live with the consequences. If it is important to you to get good grades and graduate, it is an easy decision to go to class.
It is easy to make the decision to go to the gym every day. It may be even easier to make the decision not to go to the gym. You make the easy choice and you either get the benefits from going to the gym or continue along the same path. If you don’t view being in shape as a priority for your sport, it is easy to choose not to go to the gym.
Going to practice is also an easy decision for many. But it is also just as easy to skip a day of practice. You make the choice to work to get better, or you stay where you are at. Either way you made the decision long before you entered the rodeo. For those that want to be great it is an easy and simple decision. They are there every day ready to work. Excited to work hard in the practice pen to get better. They very rarely find any excuse to miss practice. Their priorities made their decision on practice an easy one every day.
All of the decisions we make are easy to make, whether they are good decisions or bad decisions they are easy to make.
The daily decisions you make are one of the single most important factors in deciding how successful you will be.
Those that can make the easy decision to miss practice are usually the same ones that will never make a career of rodeo or any sport.
Our priorities and goals make our daily choices easy. Everybody that competes at a high level made the choices and commitment to get there. And for those people the choices were easy.
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