I have read some verses in the bible over one hundred times and by the hundredth time, I am finally in a place in my life where the verse makes sense. The verse finally has value to me and I actually retain the verse and change behavior in my life. The fact of the matter is that we are more receptive to hear certain things and value them, at different points in our life. As an athlete, we are constantly inundated with correction by coaches, yet we may not see improvement. One of the first areas we need to address is whether or not we are being receptive to the information or more specifically, what may be in the way of us receiving the correction. When we see value in what we are hearing, we are more likely to receive that information. When we don't see value or find other things more valuable, we are more likely to not receive the information and remain the same. Today we need to see improving as an athlete more important than our desire to justify or judge or our pride or ego or vanity or fear or skepticism or doubt ... and simply hear what someone is saying and instead of rationalizing to ourselves why that correction is not valid, we should put effort into making the appropriate correction.