Updated: May 26
High achievers in action and joy, how are they different? I believe what distinguishes them from the crowd is their unwavering positive perspective on situations, which I view not as a personal form of deception, but rather as a steadfast grip on reality. It almost begins to act as superpower in contrast with the majority opinion on something.
"The lacrosse quality in Ohio and the midwest is low... You have to play out East..."
I remember reading this freshman year of college "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau
That is what it takes, a conscious endeavor, therefore we are in great control, and that is worthy of joy.
Therefore, coming from Cincinnati, how can a player take their circumstance and make it their superpower, instead of the first ‘problem’ when pursuing their dreams.
How badly I want players to see the advantage of their circumstance. The sheer work it will take to become 'that' version of themselves is the unshakable edge they will have over everyone.
‘I am weak…”
“I am unskilled…’
‘I am unhappy…’
The theme this past month with our friends has been “the only way to guarantee success is to take enough action as to where it would be unreasonable over a long enough time horizon to not succeed.” This has also been a core principle of every ‘summer training camp’ we have ever had. Put in enough work so that improvement is impossible to avoid.
That is our passion - assisting in this process. Helping a player have a clear vision, and going for it. Relentlessly.
The process of progress and the power of potential.
Looking forward to beginning this summer.
Grace and Peace,