In the title of my new book Toilets, Bricks, Fish Hooks and PRIDE: The Peak Performance Toolbox EXPOSED the fishhooks are analogous to the fish swimming around in the water. The fish swimming around in the water has awareness. It’s in the present moment. If it has awareness and comes up to a worm dangling in the water, checks it out, see’s no hook, it gets itself a meal. If the fish is thinking about the past or thinking about the future, and it comes up to the dangling worm and forgets to check for the hook, it will swallow he worm and get hooked.
What does it mean to get hooked? What are fishhooks? Fishhooks are distractions. Fishhooks are the things often that we can’t control that will rip you out of playing your best. I want you to think about at least two fishhooks that you are dealing with with your program. What are those fishhooks that if you continue to focus on and stew over without properly dealing with, you or your team could get hooked. Examples are the officials bad call, lack of good facilities etc.
Things that can hook your athletes out of playing against themselves and their game; hook them out of playing their best are all around you. Fear of failure is an example of one of those hooks. People who are afraid to fail are probably going to end up experiencing more failure.Share This: