Daily Dose of Coach #292: Lessons from a Piano

I've been hammering daily commitment to personal growth.

Some of it is because it's that time of year and many of you are already struggling to hold on to promises made to yourself in 2019. Some of it is for the young athletes on my list. The sooner you can understand and start committing to this process the better off you are going to be.

Here's a great quote from Charles Swindoll to start your Monday. It speaks of our potential lying dormant until we add effort, discipline, and dedication.

"A piano sits in a room gathering dust. It is full of music of the masters, but in order for such strains to flow in it, fingers must strike the keys...trained fingers, representing endless hours of disciplined dedication.

You don't have to practice. The piano neither requires it nor demands it. If, however, you want to play beautiful music from the piano, that discipline is required...

You do not have to pay the price and grow and expand intellectually. The mind neither requires it nor demands it. If, however, you want to experience the joy of discovery and pleasure of plowing new and fertile soil, effort is required.

Light won't automatically shine upon you, nor will truth silently seep into your head by means of rocking-chair osmosis.

It's up to you. It's you're move."