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Luke is a talented club cricketer who has a problem.
He plays cricket at a high level and wants to improve further. His mates are more in it for the fun element and constantly put him off going to the gym, eating healthy and training hard. Often he gives in to the pressure.
Luke is in conflict. He is trying to please two opposite philosophies.
This would not have happened if Luke had his philosophy sorted ahead of time. He would know his aims and ignore his mates. All would be well in Luke's world. Like a company mission statement, Luke's cricket philosophy is the guide to everything he does in the game. If you have not thought about the reasons that you play cricket you could be struggling like Luke too.
There is nothing more important to your game than your cricket philosophy.
Reasons for playing cricket
There are 4 reasons to play cricket
- To win
- To perform well
- To have fun/socialise
- To be healthy
I would hazard a guess that most club players in the UK subscribe to all those reasons with the social element being the most important. If you were to write the three down in order of importance then compare them to your behaviour how do you match up?
It's a simple task, but for many people it could reveal something.
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