Preparation x Time = Readiness
You might not it believe it looking at me now, but I was a super scrawny kid and I was bullied a lot. I remember seeing the bigger boys playing basketball, and so I would shoot hoops by myself. I grew up on a military base, and I remember a soldier walking by, and he said, “Can you dribble?” I showed him I could. He said, “Can you dribble two?” And I would try until I could do it. And then he said, “Can you dribble two and look up?”
All of a sudden, dribbling one ball is nothing. What that taught me was that my training and my preparation has everything to do with the outcome. The more I studied, the better grades I would get. I learned fitness as mindset.
If you put the time in and challenge yourself, when the real struggles come, you’ll be surprised how ready you are to handle them.