“Character is that which can do without success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
10 important character traits for career success via Dr. Tom Denham:
- Attitude – The capacity to stay optimistic and positive. The #1 quality for career success is “Championship Thinking.”
- Enthusiastic – The possession of intense and eager interest in a subject or cause. It is an energy that often inspires others.
- Ethical – The quality of having and living by a code of sound moral principles.
- Goal Focused – The ability to have clarity on the objectives that you strive for in your personal and professional life.
- Listener – The capacity to suspend your own agenda and deliberately and empathically allow others to be heard.
- Networked – A well developed circle of influence of interconnected positive relationships.
- Persistent – The ability to endure in the face of adversity. It is a patient and relenting effort to achieve despite difficulties.
- Self-Aware – The understanding and knowledge of who you are including your skills, values, interests, behaviors and character.
- Self-Confident – The firm belief in your abilities. Seek professional help if this is an area of weakness – it will be worth it.
- Self-Discipline – The ability to control and restrain impulses. Energy then can be focused and channeled toward your ambitions.
Video of the Day:
Part 5 of the USMNT's Road to Brazil.
- This is just your individual training for the day. This is meant to supplement your existing training schedule and team training. If you are not currently training daily with a team, you should be looking for pick-up games or a group of talented, determined, and disciplined players that you can train with.
- Have fun with the ball for 5-10 minutes before starting.
- 1 Mile Jog
- Dynamic Warm Up
- 1000 Touches & Footwork - 500 Right, 500 Left - Dribble & juggle, practice turning with all surfaces of your feet, build your confidence on the ball, keep the ball close to your body, maintain control of the ball. Focus on your footwork, ability to change direction quickly, sprint with the ball at your feet, and balance throughout. This is all meant to work on your touch and comfort on the ball. Whether the ball is in the air or on the floor, develop your touch and ability to control the ball. Most importantly, be creative and have fun!
- 300 Core - Any combination exercises adding up to 300 ab reps. Intervals of 25 per exercise work great.
- Have fun with the ball for 10-15 minutes before cooling down - This is the perfect time to practice set-pieces and shooting.
- Cool Down & Static Stretching - Take this seriously! This is the first step in your recovery process and preparation for the next training session.
Make sure that you are eating healthy. Proper daily nutrition and overall body maintenance is key to your performance and recovery.
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