Recently I gave one of our lower ranked girls a challenge- to solely work on her bottom game for 90 days. She has a really strong top game, and it was an area for improvement that I noticed while rolling with her.
And she’s actually stepping up to the challenge, which I’m really happy about: we’ve been going over some tricky situations she’s finding herself in at the bottom, and the repeated exposure and intentional move of pushing herself out of her comfort zone will ultimately pay off in the long run.
It sucks, to be sure, to throw yourself into an uncomfortable position, and it’s tremendously tempting to just work on the things you do well. People love to be good to something, and to play to their strengths. Real progress can be made however when you can take a good hard look at your weaknesses and challenge yourself to work on them. It makes you a more well rounded player, and you may even find more strengths (and weaknesses) than before.
So, take a moment and try to challenge yourself: you might be surprised at what you find.
Have a great day everyone!