Why do so many people fail at their new year's resolution? Research shows 78% fail at achieving their January goals by February, but why and what does this have to do with basketball?
Here are the results on why they failed: No structured plan, lack of motivation or discipline, not fully committed to the cause and tried to make to big of strides instead of small successful steps.
The same thinking goes for your off-season resolutions, so many players have big plans to really improve this off season, but in the past so many don't make the strides they envisioned, why?
They don't have a structured plan of attack. Break your goals into simple tasks and step by step achieve those, reward yourself and never lose sight of that goal.
Here's a concrete example:
For instance, if your goal one day is to make 70 out of 100 3-point shots, and you have never hit over 50 then first strive for 51. Once you hit 51, reward yourself and the next day strive for 55 and so on until you hit 70.
This type of mentality and thoughtful process is what it takes to make the personal skill development improvements you want to. Take it slow, work hard and have a plan.
I would like to hear your feedback on this guys, what are some other techniques you're doing?