The #1 most underrated skill being developed today is coachability.
There are three traits that define a coachable player:
1. Humble - the ability to realize that regardless of how good you currently are that there is a ton more to learn.
2. Open - the belief that you can learn something from all situations and people.
3. Interest - desire to truly listen to coaches and understand situations, comprehend teachings and apply them agains the current knowledge base.
The top killers of coachability are:
1. Arrogance - the belief that you are better than your teammates, your coach, and lack of interest in what they could they possibly teach you.
2. Excuses - blaming circumstances on something outside of your control - the coach, the umpire or your teammates.
3. Negativity - focus on the bad events or poor circumstances - instead of searching for the solution and what you can learn.
What you can do to enhance your coachability:
1. Respect - your coach, your team and your opponents realizing that every interaction could make you better.
2. Listen - with the intent that what is being said may be that key learning that will make you better.
3. Desire - to become better than you are today.