In this episode of Sets For Life entitled Get It Back On Defense special guest Lisa Willis sheds light on some of the issues many athletes struggle with. As athletes we grow accustomed to instant gratification. Every time we make a layup we can look on the scoreboard and see that two points will be added for our team. Every time we score a touchdown we can expect high fives from our teammates. There is no equivalent of that in the real world.
The good news is that there are so many things we learn through sports that we can apply for years after the ball stops bouncing. In basketball you can always “get it back on defense”. You can make the dumbest play of your life on offense and still have the opportunity to get it back on defense.
So many people are afraid of failure but athletes understand that failure and success go hand in hand. You need failure to get to your success. As athletes we understand the importance of reflecting because we’ve spent years watching film and studying our opponent. That’s another skillset that will help us in the long run.
When you make the transition into life after sports it’s important to explore things you didn’t have time to do when you were playing. So many athletes don’t even have hobbies. They don’t know what they like. As listeners dive into this episode they will start to consider things that they hadn’t thought about in the past.
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