I speak with my students and players, and also share things to read with them. But in my efforts to try to convey my message, I needed to come up with something they could look at.
So what I envisioned was something that would convey how learning and then applying certain character traits was required in order to take specific steps towards their goals.
So I drew stairs. Simple enough.
I called it the character climb and I have applied it to a variety of areas.
Below are links to two PDF’s which demonstrate how the interjection of specific character traits can help you advance to the next level. The first is a general visualization that may be applicable to any endeavor. The second is an application of this visualization that I give to my team in order to convey how important off-season weight training is to their future success.