All serious basketball players work hard right? (key term here is: serious). All good shooters can make 65/100 3′s, right?
We all play on sweet AAU teams, we all lift wieghts down at the rec center and hit the gym to shoot our shots afterwards, right?
Sounds like a full schedule of basketball, man we must be working really hard, what a great work ethic we have. We all do it, so why do only some of us stand out? Why do only some of us get college scholarships?
Luck? maybe a little bit.
With a little hard work, you know the standard amount; It’s easy to go from 50/100 to 65/100 in 3′s but why is it so hard to go from 65 to 80/100….consistently?
If all you’re doing is the standard amount, all you’re going to get is the standard result. The hard part is the last 8% and yes even the last 1%, everyone is already doing the standard amount, if we practice enough we can all hit 65 made 3′s out of 100, but that’s not going to make us stand out from a crowded market. The hard part is getting to 80 on a consistent basis, now you’re in an exclusive club that only 1% of your peers are in…does this give you a better opportunity of getting a college scholarship? I think so!
Which part of your game is in the 1% club?
Notice the key words I used: “we all do this” “we all can shoot 65%”, be the one that says “only I can shoot 80%!"