Spoken, er texted, like a true coach.
What he’s saying is focus on the job at hand, focus on the task immediately in front of you, which for him is the practices leading up to the next game and the next game.
National Championship be damned until you have made it into the game and given yourself the chance to win.
You have to be on the field playing not in the stand watching and hoping.
Often we jump ahead to the end result and forego focus on the things that will give us a chance to play for the championship.
No matter what you want in life Coach Choate’s words ring true.
“Can’t win it if you aren’t in it.”
BONUS: More Jeff Choate wisdom on my interview with him before his first year as head coach at Montana State on my Shot in the Arm podcast here.
Brett “Get In The Game” Denton