FIX THE BACKHAND
“Victory is sweet, but how you handle yourself in defeat is even more telling.”Greg Norman
During an interview for my book, “Play Smart to Win,” former USTA National Coach Lynne Rolley said, “If the backhand is weak, fix it.” How true.
Fixing the backhand is a great metaphor for your life and work. It can include:
- Facing your fears
- Improving your weak spots
- Overcoming procrastination
- Firing a disruptive team member
- Solving a problem, etc.
Here’s the challenge. Your “backhand” still needs fixing. You know what you need to do, but you don’t do it. Maybe it’s a bad relationship, a career transition, or an unhealthy habit.
Perhaps Einstein (or whoever) had it wrong.
“Insanity is repeatedly failing to do the thing that needs to be done, and expecting your life to change.”René Vidal
It’s never too late to fix the backhand.
© 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: email@example.com.