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Chop Wood, Carry Water: How Living in the Present Can Help Your Team Win the Big Game


Bridging Impact is dedicated to helping athletes, coaches, and parents understand the importance of living in the present moment in order to achieve their goals. One phrase that has always resonated with us is "Chop Wood, Carry Water" - a term made famous by the legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson.


This phrase is a reminder to focus on the small, everyday tasks that are necessary for success, rather than getting caught up in the big picture. It's a reminder to take things one step at a time, and to focus on the present moment in order to achieve our ultimate goal.

As a coach and a parent, I know firsthand the importance of this mindset. As we approach the most important game of the season for my team, I've been doing my best to focus on one moment at a time in practice. I've been reminding my players to take things one step at a time and to focus on the present moment, rather than getting caught up in the outcome of the game.

One personal story that comes to mind is when I was a young athlete myself, I had a tendency to get caught up in the big picture and the end result. I was so focused on winning the game that I was missing out on the present moment and the small tasks that were necessary for success. But with the help of my coach, I learned to focus on the present moment and to take things one step at a time. And in the end, it was that mindset that helped me achieve my goal of winning the game.

As parents, coaches, and athletes, it's important to remember that the journey to success is not always easy. It requires hard work, dedication, and focus. But by focusing on the present moment and taking things one step at a time, we can achieve our goals and make a lasting impact on the world of sports. So, as we approach the big game, let us all remember to "Chop Wood, Carry Water" and to focus on the present moment in order to achieve our ultimate goal.

In conclusion, the term "Chop Wood, Carry Water" is an important reminder to focus on the small, everyday tasks that are necessary for success, rather than getting caught up in the big picture. It's a reminder to take things one step at a time and to focus on the present moment in order to achieve our ultimate goal. As parents, coaches, and athletes, let's all remember this and work towards making a lasting impact on the world of sports.






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