Editor’s Note: Welcome back to New York Lizard/UNC grad/Team 247 founder/ESPN analyst/legend Ryan Flanagan’s new series. Flanagan is involved at every level of the game and his insight is unparalleled. Through his new RF YouTube channel, he’s been dropping knowledge on countless aspects of the game and we’re sharing this wisdom with you, including every new Weekly Tip!
There’s almost countless ways to say, “don’t sweat the small stuff.” To reach success, often we need to just let go and trust the process. Energy, preparedness, and effort are controllable and up to you. You can’t control what people say, what your coach does, how the other team reacts.
“Focus on getting as good as you can be, improving as much as you can this offseason!”
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It’s simple. Somethings deserve your time and energy… others don’t. When it’s out of your hands, let it go and focus on what you can do to make yourself a better player, teammate, student, and all around better person.
I know it’s easier said than done, but once you clear your mind of the clutter, it becomes habit. In fact, it’s a great habit that will last you for the rest of your life and can help improve nearly every aspect of life. Apply it now, and reap the benefits down the road!
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Between playing in Major League Lacrosse, commentating on the college game with ESPNU and running my club program, I’m involved in lacrosse at every level. Be sure to subscribe to my channel to follow me through the MLL offseason and as I prepare for the college season with ESPNU.
You’ll also be able to find some of the tips and drills I use as a player and coach, as well as product reviews on the equipment players are using at every level of our sport.
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