Monday, September 10, 2012

"Trust the Training"

Robert Griffin III

I have never been a football person. I have been to lots of fooball games, but never really watched the games. However, if you live in the DC area, you must start to love football, or you will be bored on Sundays and Mondays and will have limited conversations with most people, because almost everybody is excited about the Redskins. So, to that end, I watch football on most Sundays, especially if the Redskins are playing.

The Redskins have not been a stellar team for awhile. But this year, they recruited the Heisman trophy winner, RG3, and this place has been on fire. There are such high expectations for this guy to turn this team around, and yesterday, RG3 sure made the Redskins and their fans proud. He was incredible, and he led the Redskins to victory over the Saints.

So, if you live in the DC area, you can't help but see this guy, day after day, on the news; it's quite entertaining. Last week, the news reporters were badgering him about the game on Sunday, and he calmly stated "I have to trust my training."

Being a words person, this statement sent me down a road of deep thinking: "I have to trust my training."

If we take our training seriously, we will more than likely perform when it's time to perform. Yea, there might be some mistakes, but the type of training that we do is a great indicator of the outcome. So, RG3 must be taking the training seriously, because yesterday, the man performed.

Let's talk about going to college, trade school or any other type of training that we may go through. If we take the training seriously, then we should feel a little less anxiety when it's time to perform. (I hope that you are following me.)

For instance, I run every Saturday, even during the winter. I treat every practice run as if it's a race: I go to bed early the night before, I make sure that I eat before I run, and I get to the starting point a little early to allow myself a little time to relax and get my mind right just like I do on race days. Because of taking the training seriously, I am not too anxious on race days, and I normally finish strong.

With whatever we are are trying to do, we must take the training seriously and training must be ongoing.....As a teacher, or with whatever you do, we can't just get into our careers or anything else and stop training, we must continue to train to keep up with all of the new and exciting things that are taking place, or we become irrelavant...

I am sure that after that great game yesterday, RG3 is still training. If he believes, even for a little while, that he had a good game and does not need to take the training seriously anymore, we will definitely see the decline of RG3.

Since RG3 seems to have this training concept down..... I'm expecting great things from him....

Take the training seriously people!


Brandon R. said...

Great post! Yes, RGIII is the definitely the truth and is quietly proving all the doubters wrong. Here is a very fitting quote and one of my favorites:

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
~Muhammad Ali

Jacqueline said...

I love that quote Brandon. Many times when we see people in all of their greatness, all of the training that takes place to be great may escape our minds...

Tracy Ricks said...

Awesome!! Love it!! I totally agree! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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