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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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58. Always Show Them

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

—Confucius

A lot of great sports players are promoted to coach, but it just doesn’t quite work. Sometimes, it turns out, they’re just not very good at it. And there’s a reason. It’s not mysterious. They are simply not totally conscious of what it was that made them great players. A lot of what they did as players was intuitive and subconscious. It was the feel of the thing. And so they have a very hard time teaching it to others and communicating it because they didn’t even know what it was.

The best batting coach of all time was Charlie Lau. He taught a baseball player by the name of George Brett how to hit. And as you may know, George Brett was one of the ...

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