We’ve all been there. We prepared, we worked hard, had a great camp, and it still wasn’t good enough in the eyes of the coaching staff. The good news is the “result” was mostly out of our control. The better news is that what’s in our control is how we react to the setback.
Take the Nashville Predators as an example. After making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016 and losing to the Penguins, they regrouped, came back, and lead the 2017/2018 season only to be stunned with an extremely disappointing second round elimination. Their response? Guys were back on the ice training for this coming season before last years playoffs even finished! Instead of letting the disappointment deflate them, they used it as fuel to come back stronger than ever.
If you find yourself in a similar situation of disappointment, here are 5 ways to RESET and get ready for that next great opportunity!
Be a rebound athlete. (Think of a bouncy ball or boomerang that you throw, it always seems to come back to you and most times with more force) You’ve got to be like that. There’s always another opportunity, another team looking for someone just like you. You’re in control of those thoughts, that attitude and how you react to a setback, be a rebounder.
Failure is temporary not permanent. Nothing BIG ever got done without JAM! You’ve got to re-energize, get that MOJO back and get READY TO GO!!
Now’s not the time for short cuts or to think about giving up. Dig deeper than ever before. You need to, so embrace it. Be more disciplined, more detailed, and build a “Whatever It Takes” mindset. That’s sacrifice baby!
We all know success isn’t just about trading salt. Be cerebral. Be deliberate with areas of your game that need shoring up, make those adjustments and WIN!
Timing is everything. This is your time, believe it! Believe that the right coach is out there for you, believe that the right opportunity is close by, believe that the phone is going to ring or the e-mail is going to land in your inbox for your next big chance!
So… It’s decision time… RESET now, stay the course, get after it, believe it’s your time and you’ll see… one of these opportunities is going to hit and you’ll reach that GOAL!!
Good luck, Go do it and have FUN!!