Here’s Real-Life Lesson #3,827 that I’ve taught football players for 40 years and college law enforcement students for 2 decades – work less, win less.
It’s impossible to get better at something by doing less of it.
It’s impossible to throw farther by throwing less.
It’s impossible to tackle safer by tackling less.
It’s impossible to block harder by blocking less.
It’s impossible to run faster, by running less.
It’s impossible to lift more by lifting less.
It’s impossible to get smarter, by learning less.
It’s impossible to make it work out by working out less.
My #1 challenge as a coach and college professor has been to teach reality, to teach athletes and students to ignore delusional advice that working less physically and intellectually will make you stronger in mind, body, and soul. I have taught athletes and students to ignore Post-Modern fairy tales about how working less will make you win more. Work less, win less. Work less, winless season.
Social media and your social networks are littered with PMS – Post-Modern Softness – advice from unqualified, self-professed experts telling you that working less will work out more. It won’t. The less you work out, the less things work out. I have fought the external influences that negatively affect the thinking of athletes and students for over 4 decades. Those who won the fight, won more often. Those who lose the fight, lose more often.
Blessings & all good things.
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Nat’l Coaching Certification Program)
Football Head coach – Niagara X-Men Football
Gym Owner – X Fitness Welland Inc.
Podcast Host – BLUNT TALK PODCAST www.blunttalk.libsyn.com
Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. Currently, he is finishing another book in his non-fiction series: Mystery of Murder: Working with the Dead. All published books are available on on www.Amazon.com and www.Chapters/Indigo.ca, in both soft cover and eBook format. Additionally, his website, www.ginoarcaro.com features his books including:
Football coaching and non-fiction books: SWAT System: Offense and Defense, SWAT Tackling Video (with accompanying eBook), and 4th & Hell: Season One and Season Two
Business Books: Selling H.E.L.L. in Hell, True Confessions, and eBooks: Soul of Selling, and, Real Business Relationships = Sales
Fat Loss Book: Fat Losing
Workout System: eXplode: The X Fitness System
Motivational Books: Soul of a Lifter, and eBooks: The Pledge, and, The Focus
Children’s Books: Be Fit Don’t Quit, and, The Beauty of a Dream
Policing Textbooks: Arcaro’s Interrogation Case Law