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It’s Not the Values that Matter… It’s the Principles

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You can get an ‘A’ by studying the night before, or you can get an ‘A’ by diligently tending to your work all semester.

 

The fact that the outcome is the same seems to imply that the path doesn’t matter.

 

But what about when the exam is over?

 

Study the night before and I guarantee that every piece of information you crammed into your head will be gone inside of 60 minutes post exam.

 

 

Study consistently over the semester, and your retention of the material will remain with your forever.

 

And that is a sizeable difference.

 

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Young Athletes: Are We Too Results Oriented?

 

 

Goals of Young Athletes

So I was in Long Beach California last week giving a talk at the Perform
Better Summit on the state of youth fitness and sports training.

 

I got to the portion of my presentation where I hash out the difference
between Principles and Results when it comes to fitness and the
objectives we carry for our client or young athletes success.

 

I have long maintained that we are far too results-focused and that, in
fact, results are quite easy to achieve when it comes to fitness-related
goals.

 

But they are often short-lived and extremely temporary because they
are unilaterally pursued and not anchored by the realities of principle-based
methodology.

 

Simply put, it’s very easy to have a young person lose 10 pounds or
increase their vertical jump by 4 inches in a short-period of time, but
if we do not focus on the long-term success points and create training
routines appropriate to that, then any of the "goals" we achieve will be
gone almost as quickly as they came.

 

Got me thinking…

 

How backwards is our industry?

 

Consistently promising any and all who will listen that we have their
solution.

 

And it is an "EASY" solution that will only require a "MINIMAL" amount
of work on their part and show results in a very "SHORT" period of time.

 

Are we really that messed up or am I dreaming up this problem?

 

What say you?

 

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