HOW HIS FATHER HELPED HIM SOLVE THE PROBLEM HE AND CR7 SHARED.
He just stared at him…
And he nodded, with understanding.
Among all of the noise, the buzz, and the weight of his fellow teammates crushing him, there was only one person that truly understood the cost of that victory.
Just a few months ago, Jamie had tried to quickly wipe his tears when he heard the heavy footsteps of his father approaching. But it was too late.
“Is it that bad?” his father asked. He always seemed to have a supernatural skill to put the pieces together on what was happening in Jamie’s life.
“I’m done with the team” Jamie said defensively while staring at the floor.
“Finally. Took you long enough…”
“What do you mean finally?” something about the way he said it made him snap.
“Well, I’ve seen you practice all day long for the past few weeks. And since you were doing it all wrong…”
“Wrong? Hey what do you…”
“Wrong, Jamie! I’ve seen you practice absolute nonsense for the past few weeks. So don’t get crook on me!”
Jamie’s father used to be kind of a superstar back in the day, having built a reputation for being one of the top scorers of his team. Certainly, being a son trying to live up to his legend always left him with a bitter taste.
“Well, that’s rich from someone who’s always telling me that practice makes perfect”. By this point, Jamie was on the verge of tears.
His father, always the calmer one, said coldly:
“Practicing the wrong thing makes you perfectly good at being useless, superstar. Hope that’s working out for you”
After that, a door was shut violently. Jamie had a temper after all.
The next morning, Jamie decided not to postpone his decision any longer. If he was not going to be considered for the team, he wanted to move on as quickly as possible.
“Hang up, superstar”
Jamie had just finished dialing his coach when his father peeked through the door. From Jamie’s perspective, he could see he was holding something in his hands.
“No. I’m done.” For him, it was decided after all.
“Hang up, and I’ll tell you why you suck at scoring”
Great. The day just kept getting better.
He found his father in the backyard, setting up a weird net around his soccer goal.
“What’s that?” Jamie asked.
“This is what not wasting your time looks like”.
Well, Jamie was not expecting it to look so...flexible.
“I don’t have time…”
“You’re absolutely right. Time is all you’ve been wasting lately. I’m helping you make the most of what you have left, you ingrate.”
Since he was a child, his father always seemed to be cold and distant with him, but today, there was something weird in his face. It almost resembled a smile.
“Ok, I’ll bite. What’s this all about?”
“It’s about teaching you the most important lesson yet, Jamie. Pros work smart, that’s why they’re pros. Losers only work hard. You’ve been acting like a loser lately”
Eight months after this dose of tough love was uttered by his father, Jamie had not only secured his place in the team, but he had just scored the defining goal of the season so far.
How did he manage to do it in record time?
Well, Jamie’s father understood a basic principle of life:
“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
The reason Jamie’s father was a pro back in the day was not luck…
It was not innate ability…
And certainly not manifest destiny.
Like Jamie, have you felt like no matter how much practice or how many hours you put in, it seems like you just can’t improve your accuracy?
At some point, it feels like you're just training on autopilot..
‘Mindless Practice’ is the term researchers use to call this recurring phenomenon in athletes all across the sports spectrum.
It’s the dreaded maximum effort for minimal improvement situation.
So… what can you do about it?
The lesson every pro has learned over the years is that if you want to improve your skill, it’s not enough to put in the effort...
Think about CR7, Ronaldo, Messi, Ronaldinho, Pelé, Maradona, Zidane, Rooney.
They don’t just work hard. They train with purpose.
The reason they are some of the top scorers of all time is because they've all spent countless hours developing and honing these 3 CRUCIAL skills:
Smart work is about learning how to focus on the key areas that make you a great scorer.
When there are seconds left on the clock, and the result of the match rests entirely over your shoulders…
If these skills are what separates and average player from a true pro...
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