IYCA Criticism is something I’ve just come to accept as part of my job.
It’s far easier to throw a brick at a house than it is to build one yourself.
And thus far since creating and launching the IYCA, I’ve seen firsthand how
that statement is true.
From world-class, big name industry icons to local youth sports Coaches, I
have taken my share of lumps over the past few years.
They publicly demean.
They get personal and attack my character.
It used to bother me some, I’ll admit.
Doesn’t phase me an ounce anymore.
Quite frankly, I sort of like it (is that odd???).
When you’re doing something of worth, it draws attention from all kinds of people.
Some are fans, some think you’re an idiot.
But you soon come to realize that the bad is going to come with the good.
The reason I’m bringing this up is because a good friend of mine recently forwarded
me an article about this very topic.
One particular sentence caught my attention –
"95% of the mediocre majority is very disapproving of the 5% group of high
achievers… The reality is that your surest path to peer/societal approval is driving
timidly and losing. To win a race, you must risk a move that, when it works, makes
you look like a wizard, but when it doesn’t, makes you look like a goof, has you
getting in others’ way, annoying people…"
Losing is your only SAFE bet.
The fact that people take shots at me shows I’m annoying them some with
my passion towards the IYCA.
The fact they get personal about it shows that I’m REALLY annoying them!!
So, take the safe and "approved" road if you want.
I guarantee that your career and life won’t be nearly as fulfilling.
And you certainly won’t create near the change in youth fitness and sports
training that you could.
Or, you could take that risk.
Make that move.
Rock the boat.
Do it all and truly create the revolution that is necessary for children worldwide.
No positive revolutionary of any stripe was spared the occasional tongue-lashing
of the disapproving.
It comes with the territory.
So embrace it.
If any of my IYCA detractors think for a second that their off-handed remarks are going
to derail me from positively influencing the world of youth fitness and sports training,
they are completely and entirely confusing me with someone who would succumb
The fight is worth it…
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