This could be the easiest blog that I post.
I am thankful. Period.
I have the privilege of working with and training some amazing people. The people I work with will give their all to me, as I give my all to them. The way this thing works is simple, but not easy.
Both sides, the coach and the athlete, must put in equal effort. Real progress takes place when both sides commit and put in a true, honest effort. When coaches and athletes arrive at that special place, built on trust, where both are giving 100% without regard, magic can happen.
There’s a place that’s built between athlete and coach that cannot be easily described. The parties involved just understand. The coach may ask the athlete to go somewhere they’re not likely to go on their own, a place of true discomfort, a place that challenges their being. An athlete may be willing to explore these places based solely on their relationship with the coach. The athlete understands that the coach wants nothing but the best for them and for that, they will go.
I am fortunate enough to work with some athletes at this level and for that…I am thankful.