Don’t think. Do.
Motivation is complex.
Yes, goals are important and feedback is crucial, but my view is that a sense of progress is the most important aspect.
When we overthink, procrastinate or delay, motivation can be lost.
When stuck in this mindset, I often think of the legendary Hawthorn coach John Kennedy and his famous call to action…
”Don’t think. DO!”
While football has changed in many ways, with strategies, structures and systems playing a major role, there are times when your team gets stuck in a rut by overcomplicating the game.
You will see leaders step up, win the ball, bang it on their boot, kicking it is far as they can, then try win the next contest 50 meters closer to their goal.
This quick drawing of Collingwood hard man Levi Greenwood from this year’s finals, keeping it basic and…
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