Don’t Play a Leader… BE a Leader

Don’t Play a Leader… BE a Leader

I got out to play some shinny hockey this morning (I'm a goalie) and the two hour session could best be described as a tale of two halves. I played on Monday and had a great session, was seeing the puck well, and seemed to be able to stop almost everything. Today when I got started I wasn't seeing the puck at all and everything seemed to be going in. Being an analytical type I decided to think about what was different between Monday and today and see if I could change how things were going. Then it hit me... today I was trying to hard to "play" goal while on Monday I was just being a goalie. It's a subtle difference, but when I realized it my play immediately improved and I was even better today than I was on Monday (frustrating the heck out of the other team in the process). (more…)...
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