Do you ever wish you had a magic wand...that you could just waive over your athletes when they're complaining, whining, blaming, or being negative?
It's unrealistic to expect your athletes to be positive and chipper all of the time. (Let's get real...I'm not always positive and chipper myself. Especially before I've had my coffee).
Yet, some days when my team would come out onto the pool deck for practice...it was like a forcefield of negative energy. It was like the dementors out of Harry Potter. (I love Harry Potter...). Everything felt heavy, dramatic, and dark.
I wished I had a magic wand to simply shift their energy. I wanted to help them realize how carrying this heavy negative energy seemed to drain their POTENTIAL. If only they could be more open, more light, and allow things to flow.
THE ENERGY EQUATION
Imagine you begin your day with 100 units of energy. You got a good night of sleep and are ready to start your day.
(If you went to bed late and didn't get the right amount of sleep for you then subtract maybe five or ten units...just to be fair).
Things will happen over the course of your day and you'll be given a chance to respond.
(Notice the wording...you get to respond...that's really important!)
Your response takes energy. You can choose to respond in a way that takes more energy or less energy. That part is up to you.Read More