For those of you that know me well, you know that I am usually all over the place. I have work, high school coaching, part-time work, trying to go back to school, and community outreach. And a lot of people ask why I do what I do and stack my schedule to the point I really only get a chance to sleep. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, talked about Ruthless Prioritization. Right now I am sacrificing some stuff for what I see down the road and how I want to be more than “good.”
This article, from STACK, is very timely. I have had the opportunity to see high school athletic facilities and talk to a lot of different high school athletes and talk to them what they’re doing for their injuries before they have seen me. A lot of them are saying they’re doing “RICE.” I usually say that’s fine and then go about doing it all differently because I think that model is broken and does not fit the demands of today’s current athletes.
“The hardest athlete to coach is often the one who’s never struggled. Getting punched in mouth for first time teaches open-mindedness and work ethic” – Eric Cressey from his most recent article.