Doing Things You Should Do vs. Doing Things You're Required To Do

There is a fundamental difference between doing things you're required to do, and doing the things you should to.

I was talking to a coach recently who was coming off a rough loss. We began talking about the things he planned on doing during his next practice, and the things he would tell his players to motivate them to do better.

As a coach, a boss, leader, etc., is that necessary? I believe that it's more of a necessity to let those whom you lead to figure out the steps to success themselves. Let them find their focus.

Everybody wants to win, but winning usually comes from wanting to do things, not having to do things.

Should you want your kids to read books? Yes, but you should not make them read books if they don’t want to. If they want to be intelligent, smart adults, then they will read books. The choice is up to them.

Do you have to eat your vegetables? No, but you should want to if you want to wake up smarter and faster for sports tomorrow. Eating your veggies will lead you to doing everything in life better!

I think people get too caught up in looking at important things that they have to do as a burden. If you want to be better at something, don't look at the work you have to do as a negative. The reality is that it is part of the journey toward sustained success!

Quote of the Day: "Go ahead. Make my day"- Clint Eastwood (Sudden Impact, 1983)

Song of the Day: For a Dancer ( Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris)



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