Thursday, August 5th, 2021
“Relentless effort (not talent) is the key to achieving great things in your life.” Urban Meyer
The relentless pursuit. The pursuit can mean many different things to people based on where they are in their athletic endeavors. The phrase above may not have as much meaning for an elementary aged student as it would for a graduating senior ready to transition to collegiate athletics.
Relentlessness or grit has been at the forefront of research for the past few decades. A continuous drive of unwavering effort and fortitude on a specific task tends to bear more fruit than an endeavor only pursued for a short amount of time.
Anything we find worthwhile in accomplishing does take dedicated effort, thought, and depending on the endeavor a skill set required to satisfy the task.
As our collegiate athletes begin to forge a new path for themselves this season, I often ask if they are ready to dedicate themselves to accomplishing this goal they have set for themselves. You see, the goal won’t be accomplished by merely speaking it into existance. It takes a special amount of effort and fortitude to see one’s goal through.
As you embark on your upcoming season, are you ready to relentlessly pursue your goals?
If you said yes, how will you know you are ready to take your first step on this journey?
If you are still unsure of what you truly want to achieve, that is ok. Goals are ever changing for us-a critical component in understanding the relentlessness is the realization of the importance of accomplishing said goal.
Dr. Charles Infurna
Charles Infurna, Ed.D., is the owner and lead coach of Forza Athletics Track Club. Dr. Infurna has coached National Record Holders, National Champions, All-Americans, and Conference Champions at the Post-Collegiate, Collegiate, and High School level.