I’m going to get right into the readings today.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY BLOG
The more I’ve grown into my career, the less I’ve opened my mouth. Even though I know much more about biomechanics, hip joints, and sport science than before, I realize it’s important to listen more than you talk. Sure, I can lecture the shit out of hip mechanics and female athlete injury prevention, but what good does this do if I don’t actively listen to my clients’ needs?
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. End of story.
I wrote this piece from the heart. When we look at the human condition, we want to avoid mistakes, which leaves us trapped. In academics, career, creative pursuits, and even relationships, we play it safe. I think this is all bullshit. Perfectionism should not be the end goal. Rather, fucking up, learning, fucking up more, and becoming the best version of yourself.
OTHER PEOPLE KILLING THE GAME
50 Of My Random Thoughts About Training – Meghan Callaway
I respect Meghan as a coach and believe her insights are top notch. And all 50 of these are worth reading. So crack open a bottle of wine, or pour your biggest cup of coffee, and enjoy.
Athletes, Ego, and the Post-Competition Blues – The Incredible Hulk, er, I mean…Jonny Piertrunti
Jonny is a good friend of mine and more often than not, I’m texting him about psychology, beer, and emotions. Typically, our convos are done in Bitmojis.
In any right, I respect his opinion in the realm of behavioral psychology more than anyone else’s. This is an excellent article to encourage your athletes (or yourself) to hone in on the process. Oh, and there are actionable steps on how to do this. No spiritual fluff here.
The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday
Want to be a heartless, emotionless soul? Yeah. Read this.
Us humans are funny and can over-dramatize life. But it ain’t that serious, so stop being so damn emotional.
The Daily Stoic helps guide you with overcoming adversity, focusing less on external events, and living life through virtue and reasoned choice.