The New Year, New You (Athlete Edition) is the final part of a three-part series about improvement as we turn the calendar on a new year and a new decade. It’s short and sweet and to the point. Here are the links to the Coaching Edition and the Sports Parent Edition if you’re interested.
This one is simple. If you want to be better, do the work.
Aspire. Set a goal. Do the work. Fail. Do more work. Achieve. Repeat.
Trust in yourself and in your dreams. If you love a sport, play it until you can’t. Enjoy playing and participating. Please, if you are miserable playing and don’t enjoy any part of a sport, find something else to do with your time that you do enjoy. Don’t play a sport to make somebody else happy.
Learn to derive self-satisfaction and celebrate your accomplishments no matter if you’re all-world or fifth string. You are out there every day.
Filter out negativity from peers, teammates, and/or adults. You can do this, people!
It’s a new year. It can be a new you if you want it to be.
Find a goal. Find support. Find a way. Find the will to do the work and you’ll find the magic.
Good luck to all athletes in 2020 and beyond.
New year, new you.