Recently, I was teaching a young boy and at the end of the session, I asked him, “Did you give a full effort today?”
He responded, “Not exactly.”
“Could you have?” I asked.
“I don’t think so,” he said.
Then I asked him the million dollar question…
“What if, at the beginning of the lesson, I said, ‘I’ll give you a million dollars if you give it your full effort today.’ Would you have been able to give a full effort then?”
My student enthusiastically responded, “Oh YES!”
We both laughed.
I told him that effort is a choice. It’s not a question of CAN you, it’s a question of WILL you?
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center