Ironically, this little quote was sent to me by an athlete who didn't follow his
own advice. He would get in these moods where he was all gung ho and he was going to do this or going to do that, but when it came time to really put in the work, somehow that mood changed. Was he willing to put in the long hours and discipline to persevere through the highs and lows that it will inevitably take to get to the top? Was he willing to do the things off the platform and away from the coach's eye that are needed to continue their progress? As a coach, you always push them to do the things they need to do to succeed. You always try to
get them to evolve from someone who is just committed when the mood hits them to being the athlete that is willing to do what they need to do on a consistent basis. It ain't easy, it's a process. Embrace the process!