After retiring from coaching, John Wooden was asked what he missed most. I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t the games, trophies, or championships. In a word, Wooden said what he missed most was practice.
As a chaplain for the Houston Rockets, I often sat on the sideline watching the players go through their pregame practice. I was stunned to see the discipline and routine that James Harden committed himself to, 90 minutes before every game, when no one was in the arena to watch. As a result, he led the NBA in scoring and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.
Practice. It’s huge – in any sport.
Paul wrote to the church, “The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things” (Philippians 4:9).
Success is the result of practice. That is especially true in the arena we call recovery.
Recovery Step: Practice recovery routines with great diligence this week.