Maybe I need a coach (#111)

Day highlights:

  • Realized that not working makes me overthink so it's better for me when I work.
  • Worked.
  • Took the phatesst nap in a while (and was still super tired after it).
  • Badminton practice (I was feeling super slow and heavy, it was frustrating, I don't know what to do about my badminton anymore).
  • Little video chat with JB.

Thought of the day:

I've always liked the idea of independent training.

Those success stories of people who did everything themselves and succeeded in their respective fields.

It's truly something to admire.

And I think because of the admiration I've had of those people, I somehow convinced myself that it was the path I wanted for myself.

The thing I didn't know about this path is that it's hard. It's extra hard.

Not only do you have to focus on actually doing the work, but outside of training, you constantly have to think about the whys, whats and how of improvement.

Why should you improve this.

What should you improve.

How should you improve it?

It gets to a certain point where it's exhausting and a bit overwhelming.

In terms of strength training because my knowledge is so limited, it's hard to know what type of program to construct.

Thankfully, there are a lot of readily available coaches (physical and online) for this.

However, when it comes to badminton, it's a lot trickier.

Especially because I'm in my.... what? Like 12th year of badminton or something?

By now, most professionally trained players already have all the basics down and it's about conditioning, mental training, in-game strategy and little tweaks here and there.

Not only do I have to work on all these things, but I also have to worry about the basics because I don't have them.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that maybe I'm the type of player / person who needs a coach.

Someone who's able to guide me in my training and who'll work with me to reach my goals.

Problem is, I don't think there are a lot of options here.

Should I put my efforts to try and find myself a coach or someone to guide me?

Or should I become the person I always needed? Figure this shit out for myself and then teach the next generation?

I don't have the answer to that yet.

Good night.

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