Yesterday in our fall workouts, Associate Head Coach Greg Brown spoke to our team about the importance of the "process." He talked about not getting caught up in results but in taking it step by step. He then went on to utilize the example of a GPS as "process related" -- taking one street and one turn at a time. His anaolgy was outstanding and I told him he should blog about it. Here is what he had to say in his blog:
To begin our individual workouts we discussed "process oriented thinking" vs "results oriented thinking".
This battle between "process" and "results" is a constant battle for coaches and players, because we live and work in a result oriented society and work in a result oriented industry.
To make our teaching point, we used the analogy of a GPS. We empasize the next best action. Just as a GPS gives "turn by turn" directions, one at a time, to lead you to a destination.
In our team meeting we set our Vision and Goals for the pre-season, non-conference and season. However, we must focus on the "turn by turn" process to reach our "destination".
Life, just as in driving, offers detours and many times we have to "recalculate", re-route and continue the process to our destination. Some times these detours are because of choices we make, clutter that we allow to interfere with our process and often the detours result from things outside our control.
If you are not checking out Coach Brown's blog, you are missing out on some great stuff: