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Behind the Bench, May 13th – Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 12 May 2020  
By: Michael Moore




Hey guys,

Hope is everyone is doing well. States are beginning to open back up. Hopefully that means hockey rinks are coming back online soon! Cross your fingers!

This week Coach Littler wants to share this article. It is probably nothing new to any of you but still, it is a worthy read.
 

The unsung, unexciting, un-sexy ingredient to success in anything...
. – in fact…

Persistence trumps talent. That is, there are massive returns to doggedness. The world is littered with extremely talented people who didn't persist.

And if you look at the people who really are making big contributions, many times they're people who might have (if we had a little dip stick to measure raw talent) they might have a little less raw talent than some other people but they are extraordinarily persistent. This is why you have employers who like to hire musicians and athletes. Why?

Because musicians and athletes show up and
 they practice
 and they practice
 and they practice
 and they get better at it.
 
Daniel says if you're going to be successful at anything it has to be something you're good at and that you enjoy because…
 
You're more likely to persist in something you're good at and something that you enjoy. You're less likely to persist in something that you're not very good at, that you don't enjoy and that doesn't offer you a sense of meaning.
 
One thing that prevents people from achieving success is the fear of making mistakes.
 
Especially in large organizations, people show up to work and their goal each day is to not make a mistake. Basically, you have a 90% chance of not making a mistake if you take that strategy but you have a 100% chance of never doing anything interesting.

Daniel Pink, author of the book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko the Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need…
 

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Thank you,
Team VHC


Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.


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