So we know that deliberate training is a HUGE advantage to boost your results and separate you from those who only focus on training what they’re already good at, or repeating the same old stuff. Rock out your training sessions with active engagement, full of intention and in a goal-oriented manner.
Focus on getting 1% better each day. That is how your game will reach the next level. That's the "Compound Effect," and as Darren Hardy puts it in his great book with that exact title:
“The Compound Effect is the principle of reaping huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. What’s most interesting about this process to me is that, even though the results are massive, the steps, in the moment, don’t feel significant. Whether you’re using this strategy for improving your health, relationships, finances, [SOCCER TRAINING!] or anything else for that matter, the changes are so subtle, they’re almost imperceptible. These small changes offer little or no immediate result, no big win, no obvious I-told-you-so payoff. So why bother?
Most people get tripped up by the simplicity of the Compound Effect. ... What they don’t realize is that these small, seemingly insignificant steps completed consistently over time will create a radical difference.”
3700% improvement in 365 days? Sign me up!! So what micro improvements do you want to focus on and improve each day? Which areas will bring you the best results the quickest?
In the next few posts, I'll dive in to my top 4 factors of Achieving your Goals: Individual Player Development. Working on these areas will prepare you for optimal performance.
*Bonus* Communication (since it’s so damn important)
Until then, just get out there and train! get your 1% in each day. Cool? K cool.
I'm excited to chat with you + help you compound that effort in the days>weeks>months>years to come!!!
I love helping players optimize their soccer careers + lives through actualizing their potential.