People have this misperception that when they do art, they are doing things like painting a picture, but there is more to art than the arts.
For everything you do is art, for art is an expression of oneself, and in whatever one undertakes, one expresses themselves in doing that.
So as a coach, to create my art, the canvas that I work on is the sport that I play, and the paints and the brushes are the players on the field and the way that they play.
I have a certain way that I would like my teams to play when out on the field, but the intricacies that’s done depends on the players that are playing, because every player has different strengths and weaknesses and bring different skill sets to the game.
Someone who explores this idea of your work is your art is Seth Godin
Stop Stealing Dreams
The Humility Of The Artist
Learning Is Bravery
And read many of his books including:
Take the time to explore Seth’s work, you’ll enjoy the walk through it.
And with the coaching that I do, I have a picture in my head of how I want the team to play, the type of player I want to develop and work with, in other words I’ve used my imagination to create in the imaginal realm and I’m working towards making it happen in the physical domain.
And I’ll try things that is moving me closer to the picture I have, it doesn’t mean that everything I try and do will work, though the more that I try and do, the closer I am moving towards the picture that is in my head. And my philosophy is quite simple, I keep what works, and discard what doesn’t, plus understanding the physical and technical aspect of sport is only a small subset of what one needs to know and I’m always refining and looking for better ways to get quicker results in the development of players.
For the workings of the brain and the mind opens a door to a bigger world for creating your art on the sports field or in whatever one wants to do.
Once you turn what you do into an art, you automatically start attaining a higher standard