The only thing more exciting than opening up a pack of baseball cards is to open up a pack of cards and pull the one player you knew whose childhood dream came true.
To struggle and to understand.
Never the last without the first.
The age-old question on Long Island has always been,
“How do we retain our homegrown high school wrestling talent to stay and wrestle for a college program on Long Island?”
This picture is how.
The world looks magnificent through the lens of gratitude and pride.
The five most damaging words to accomplishment are,
“It’s not worth it anymore.”
Those five words have destroyed more dreams than failure.
Prior to this weekend you felt your season was near perfect and you were ready to submit it for a final grade.
No matter what you say, no matter what you do,
no matter if you use fear or praise to motivate,
your words, actions, and concern fall on deaf ears when someone is in a semi-slide.
There is a possibility, heck, maybe even a probability, that you will give everything you have and not get the reward you sought after. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing.
Pain is painful.
It is also necessary.
Pain is a motivator for one to act.
Pain is the stimulus of change, improvement, and correction.
I have been getting inquiries recently about working with individual wrestlers to help them achieve their post-season goals by helping them improve their mental approach to wrestling and to life. I love doing this. It is my passion.