Talent.

I’m not completely ready to get rid of that #word. But, I’m close.

Talent, as defined by #RandomHouse means: “a special natural ability or aptitude.” We often use this word, with no malice intended, to compliment somebody who does something better than most. But using that word does two things: No. 1 – it diminishes every bit of #work that person put in the reaching that level of #success. It takes away the mornings he got up before the #sun, bundled in winter gear to get a bit more mobile and a lot stronger. It trivializes the hours he spent trying to perfect right-to-left putts on bentgrass versus Bermuda and the equal number of hours spent trying to overhaul a swing that was already better than 99.999% of world’s golfing population. No. 2 – It gives #young #athletes the notion that they either have “it” or they don’t. It essentially absolves them of the #responsibility of working their butts off to achieve success.

I think if #talent existed in the great athletes of yesterday and today it’s because they possessed the natural ability and aptitude to show up and work their asses off the next day.

Once we, as coaches, can #teach athletes to embrace the process and show up tomorrow, we can bury that damn word.

#workout #exercise #fitness #golf #golffitness #fitspo #peace #gym #outdoorgym #BeStrongToday #BestOfSanDiego #YouAreLimitless #SanDiego #SanDiegoFitness #SanDiegoStyle #MILO #MILOSTRONG #NOBULLFIT


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