Every player has a different skill set and level of athletic ability. Not every player will have the natural talent of a Lebron James, Serena Williams, Antonio Brown, or Maya Moore. But for every all-world player that makes it, there are countless others that had the talent but didn’t have the intangibles. These intangibles are what could have taken them from just having talent to actually being good. Likewise, there are plenty of athletes that have limited talent but have excelled at the intangibles, leading to them becoming valuable members of their team. Talent is only a starting point. No matter how much or how little talent an athlete has, here are 10 things that every player can do.
(1) Be coachable – Everyone needs a coach. Everyone needs an outside perspective. Even Michael Phelps, Lebron James, and Usain Bolt have coaches. You can’t see the picture when you are inside the frame. Even the best and smartest athletes don’t know it all and need someone to help them be better. You need to take advantage of every opportunity presented to you in order to learn something new, improve, and grow. Your level of talent is only a beginning. Being coachable can take you to a new level as an athlete. [Read more…]