Most people who have athletic ability and play sports with any amount of success have several things in common. One of them is good foot work.

Whether it’s shooting the basketball, laying the ball up, throwing a football or taking a ground ball at second base, if our feet are not in the proper position and/or moving throughout the entire process, your chances of succeeding have just dramatically decreased. It starts with our footwork.

We can easily forget that because no one is looking at your feet. Their looking at the shot, the throw or the fielding of the ball. Who watches feet?

Often times, we can forget that moving our feet in life can produce the same successful results as on the field. We just have to keep moving them forward. Standing still is not going to get you the results you’re looking for. This is the ground work – the fundamentals – the foundation.

Without good footwork, our mechanics can break down and we can get frustrated with the whole process. Let’s work smarter not harder.