"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are." - Max DePree
I had a great conversation last week with a current high school basketball student-athlete I train with during the off-season. He invested A LOT of time finding ways to improve the past year and half such as: lifting weights, nutrition, agility, basketball camps, and practicing basketball drills. The area that intrigued me the most was his consistency in the weight room and how he felt the added muscle translated into his current basketball season…basically asking if he felt it was worth all the time and energy he put into his routine paired with a detailed nutrition plan.
He excitedly answered it was worth it and listed things like rebounding and being stronger while dribbling the ball. I was thrown off when he stated, “I feel a big difference in the strength of my passes to my teammates. I can get the ball to them faster.” Mentioning that he is able to put his teammates in better situations because of his passing shows the type of team player he truly is. A perfect example of how improving yourself simultaneously improves your team!
What skill/area can you consistently improve that will lead to helping the people around you succeed?