What A Bunch Of NCAA Basketball Teens And 20 Somethings Can Teach You About Teamwork To Accomplish Your Goals!
I confess….I don’t follow NCAA basketball. The only reason that I know what is going on is when I go to read up on Football and my beloved Washington ‘Skins, I see the headlines. I know that the Kentucky Wildcats were a very talented team and would presumably be very difficult to beat.
Kentucky is always at the top of the recruiting pile when it comes to getting the ‘Blue Chip” athletes. They get a lot of what are called “one and dones.” These are kids who if they were able to go into the NBA draft out of high school, they would. So these kids obviously have skillz.
On the flip side, U Conn had just gone through major drama the past year. Their long time coach quit for health reasons and they had some NCAA Basketball sanctions develop for grades that caused around 2/3 of their team to leave for the NBA. This has the makings of a route. But low and behold the mighty was slain.
NCAA Basketball’s UCONN used mindset and teamwork to accomplish their goals.
These men had every reason to quit. No one would have faulted them (and would of even side with them!) if they would of let these “temporary” circumstances dictate their fortunes. I heard a great quote from Kevin Ollie, the head coach of UCONN: “Somebody told me we were Cinderellas, and I was like, ‘No, we’re UConn,’ this is what we do. We are born for this. We’re bred to cut down nets. We’re not chasing championships. Championships are chasing us.”
Just reading this, it could easily be construed as the normal sport bravado that is very commonplace in today’s sports. But in this case, we can see that it worked. This phrase and more importantly this manifestation of attitude was “bought” buy the WHOLE TEAM.
What stories are in your head that you believe?
Are these stories helping or hindering you in accomplishing your goals? And do you have a ‘team’ around you that believes in you and is supporting you? If you don’t, I suggest that you take a page out of this story of NCAA basketball team that against the odds became champions and change your mindset and surround yourself with a supportive team!
I warn you this will be very uncomfortable, and there is a good bet that you wont want to do it. The good part is that the uncomfortableness is temporary, and breaking out of your stagnation is indescribably rewarding!
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Claudia Zelazny says
Attitude is everything!