Posts Tagged ‘Winning’

Talent and fulfillment of potential: Not who you are as much as what you do

Some years ago when I was coaching my son to play competitive tennis, he lost a close match that he should have won. Clearly he had more talent. Shot for shot he was the better player. A senior pro who was watching the game, came over and consoled me. He said that he knew my son and the boy who beat him. Sure my son was the more attractive player but his competitor had just hit more balls in training. His muscle memory allowed him to keep more balls in play and so he made the fewer mistakes. It was that simple. Practice, dull boring drills perfecting every shot again and again and again.

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