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RUN DOWN EVERY BALL

“It’s always too soon to quit.”

Norman Vincent Peale

Here’s the drill.

You’re a singles tennis player. I’m your Coach.

You know that the doubles alleys are out. But my ask demand is that you play every ball your opponent hits into your doubles alley. After 5 minutes you can go back to standard regulations.

You bitch and moan that I’m being unreasonable, forgetting the fact that a Coach’s job is to be unreasonable. Don’t worry–one day you can be a Coach and make your own unreasonable demands.

Soon enough however, you realize that you’re covering the court better and faster than ever before. By running down every ball, albeit for a short burst, you engaged in over-learning and hustle culture.

Now, not only does the court seem smaller, more manageable; it’s also yours, you own it.

René Vidal

This is the kind of transformation that takes place when you work the outer edge of your potential and refuse to give up.

To be a champion requires training like one, and that means running down every ball.

© René Vidal

A 7-time NCAA championship coach, René Vidal serves as head coach at McKendree Tennis and founder of Vidal Peak Performance, an executive coaching company for CEOs, business owners, and sales teams. To learn more, email: rene@renevidal.com.

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A 7-time NCAA championship coach, René Vidal serves as head coach at McKendree Tennis and founder of Vidal Peak Performance, an executive coaching company for CEOs, business owners, and sales teams.

René.

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