A drunken man was intently searching the ground near a lamp post. My friend asked what he was looking for. The drunk replied that he was looking for his car keys, so my friend helped him look without success. Then he asked whether the man was certain that he dropped the keys near the lamppost. “No,” replied, “I lost the keys somewhere across the street.” My friend asked him “So why are you looking here?” The drunk quickly answered, “The light is much better here.”
I took liberty to paraphrase this old story that has many versions. But the key point is: are you afraid to look in the dark? Where are you looking? Are you staying in the light where it is easy to see or are looking outside the light? Think about this today as you are coaching your athletes. See the world with new eyes, you will be surprised what you find.