Perfect. The dictionary defines Perfect as being without fault or defect. Flawless.
We live in a world where perfect is the expectation.
I spend most of my time working with collegiate and professional athletes. I also spend a lot of time having conversations with coaches about their teams and athletes. I spend a lot of time watching practice, lift, training, and games. I observe, I listen and I analyze.
The language we use in and around our sport is crucial. So is the language we do not use. Language is not just important for how we communicate with other people but it is incredibly important for how we speak to ourselves. It is a constant dance of both internal and external messaging.
Is the word PERFECT always used or blatantly stated in and around our sport setting? No. To be honest I don’t hear many players or coaches express needing things to be perfect. Most of the time its the opposite. “We can’t be perfect, I know I...