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Next Play Speed

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.”

David Goggins

The old parable of the egg, potato, and coffee beans says:

If you put each of them in boiling water for long enough, the potato will become soft and weak, the egg will become hard, and the coffee beans will change the water to something entirely new.

You can view the boiling water as the challenges you face in your day to day life. No matter how big or small these challenges might seem, you can always choose how you react to them.

You can be a soft potato or an egg that becomes even stronger through storms. Or you choose to be adaptable just like the coffee beans and make the most out of the challenges you face.

In high transition games like basketball, hockey and potentially the game you are playing, the boiling water tends to show up when we turn over the ball or the puck or run into challenges. The world of sport has a piece of language that describes these in between moments, those times of transition; we call it Next Play Speed.