“Eat the Frog” was a book that my grandfather gave me in high school. The premise of the book was quite interesting, that being do what you do not want to do first. Eat the frog. No one wants to eat the frog but at some point, it has to be done. The frog could be one of many things, as it will vary on an individual basis, but it ultimately comes down to your personal discipline. This article is particularly geared for the players, though it can be applicable in all of our lives.

John Wooden once said, “The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” He talks straight to the inner disciplinary self to motivate his audience to achieve everything they had ever dreamed of. To be one of the greats, there has to be some initiated effort to move towards a goal every day. Letting complacency from the previous day’s success is only a trap to hold back and stay within a comfort zone. When the game the night prior went very well and training is the next morning, but it gets skipped to sleep in because yesterday went very well, does not cut it.

Matthew Olson