We’ve all had goals fall flat in our basketball seasons. Today’s conversation is a debate on whether or not goal setting is a healthy practice for your team and your players. In the midst of that, where do standards fit in and how can they drive performance? Listen today to open your mind to new best practices when it comes to goal setting conversations and help your team achieve its potential.
Matthew Guokas saysNovember 18, 2021 at 10:43 am
I have tried to reach Lisa O’Meara. You said that just because you keep score in drills/ssg’s doesn’t necessarily mean you are competing. I am interested in more information on that. Thank you, Matt Guokas
Lisa O'Meara saysDecember 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm
Hi Matthew, Thanks for listening and reaching out. Sounds like you are referring to our episode about games approach or competing and I appreciate your question.
Competing at its core or root is about striving and bringing out the very best we have in ourselves. Keeping score helps us compete because most of us are typically motivated to win. Going against someone else helps us push ourselves past our current limits (strive).
But just because we’re playing the game, doesn’t mean we’re pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone, striving for our best, reaching for higher standards. This is how competing makes us better and help us improve over time – especially when our competition is challenging and tough and very close to our level.
If I’m not giving my best, if I’m not focused, whether it’s I’m unmotivated because the score is out of reach or the game is in hand, the fact that there’s a score within the drill or game, does not mean that its participants are actually reaching and striving for their best.