During practice one day, a basketball coach had his team line up. He said, "We are going to practice the fundamentals today." They began practicing dribbling with their dominant hand, the most basic aspect of playing basketball. The team was made up of top collegiate basketball players, so some thought this was far beneath them.
The coach kept telling his players to pound the ball harder, keep your eyes up, dribble faster, etc. He kept pushing them until the simple drill of dribbling the basketball became difficult. The player's began to lose their basketballs all over the court while trying to dribble as fast as they could.
When the team lost their dribble, the coach stopped the drill and said, "Very well done." The players asked, "Coach, we lost our dribbles. Why are you congratulating us?" The coach responded, "That was the whole point of the drill. Sometimes we have done the fundamentals so much that we stop pushing ourselves to do them better. We simply do the minimum because we get bored with the basics. The basics are the deciding factor between being a good player and a great player. When you lost your dribble, you succeeded because you pushed yourself hard enough so that the basics were no longer easy to you. You got better, and that is the goal every day." #TotalLeaderMovement #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Success #Goals