No Shortcuts to Success May 16, 2019 21:52 Updated Follow Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. One of the statements I've made in the past is the following: 'Two things you cannot rush in endurance sport, wisdom and resilience'. It is hardly revolutionary to say that we live in a world of 'instant gratification' but I believe we must first acknowledge that before discussing performance evolution. Too many coaches promote paths and training plans to achieve quick results to those looking to improve and this creates an environment in which athletes chase the next best thing and expect instant results from a training recipe comprised of little more than hard work. This can be tough to both manage and coach through but every time athletes commit to the journey of performance over an extended block, positive results are gained. This is at the heart of the reason that we at Purple Patch always talk about the process and the journey. While we always want our athletes to have great performances and expect that they will improve from day one onward, we cannot honestly promise that all solutions arrive in 90 days or less! As I work with my individually coached athletes, I often talk about how the gains they make initially should be dwarfed by the gains they will experience the next year. So, as we hit the heart of this season, remember that you can do special things this season. Your hard work will pay off and you can get great results for yourself. But also remember that no matter how good this season's efforts are, you will be in a place where the continued smart application of the program will open the door of opportunity to truly elevate you to a higher level in seasons to come. Consistency is king and, if you are committed to performance, you simply cannot afford to aimlessly wander through the back end of the calendar year. If you are ready to take your performance to the next level sign up for our coaching services. All of our plans are customized to your individual needs and are designed to integrate into your available training time.