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Hey, I make no bones about it, I was raised on 80s metal music and still love it.  One of my favorite bands is Queensryche.  They made popular a song called The Eyes of a Stranger, here's a few lines:

And I raise my head and stare
Into the eyes of a stranger
I've always known that the mirror never lies
People always turn away
From the eyes of a stranger
Afraid to know what
Lies behind the stare

The truth is, the mirror doesn't lie.  Now, what about training athletes, can I look through the eyes of an athlete?  It's hard to do as its human behavior to view the world as we view ourselves.  But, this can be a very biased, tainted point of view unless we're disciplined to view otherwise.  The reality is, I really need to try and see training through the eyes, or point of view (NEEDS) of those I train, not just my personal script.  Where my script comes into value is to use my knowledge, my experience, and skill-set to help build a better plan for the athlete to follow.  The better plan hopefully helps bring about positive change that benefits the athlete as far as what they need to be a more successful competitor.

Am I training athletes, through my frame of reference?  Through my ego?  I am training them through the frame of reference of a vendor?  I am training them through the frame of reference of "this is how we've always done things" or "when I played football this is what I did."  Or, am I making a conscious decision to look through the eyes of a stranger?  Don't be afraid to look beyond the stare.

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