As a coach, one of the most frustrating occurrences to witness among athletes is an athlete who works extremely hard all week and then allows something to get into the way of executing in competition. I can't imagine that anyone would go to work for an entire week and put in a solid eight hours a day and then when pay day rolls around at the end of the week, they refuse to pick up their paycheck. What a waste. That is what it feels like when watching an athlete work hard and do the right things on Monday through Friday and then they allow the opportunity to compete pass them by on Saturday. We must first EARN the paycheck during the week (this is essential) and then PICK UP THE PAYCHECK on competition day. This is true in life. We work hard to learn and grow, most of the time through failure and trials. Then there are times to implement what we have learned, especially resilience. Now is a time to not only continue to learn but to implement what we have been learning for many years prior to this challenging time.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.