Fear

Have you ever seen the movie The Replacements?  It’s one of my favorites of all time despite the terrible acting from Keanu Reeves!  Why do I love it?  Aside for the fact that I’m always a fan of the underdog story, there is a scene in it that I’ve always found so powerful.

The team has just lost their first game at the last second, and are meeting to talk about what happened.  The coach Jimmy McGinty, writes the word fear on the blackboard in big letters and starts a discussion on what everyone fears.  It starts out as a joke, but ultimately opens the door to a powerful conversation about what is really holding these athletes back from being their best.

I think about this scene often because so often in my life, fear has kept me from pushing myself.  One of those fears, I took on tonight and for once I’m clapping for myself!

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When was the last time you wrote out a list of what you fear most or what is holding you back and started taking them on as challenges?  This weekend I’m going to do this activity and see what I come up with!

Happy Friday friends, S

Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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