The quickest way to fill your bucket of potential is to dump as much water as possible into the top. To find any old point of flow, and open the facet.

More time training, more playing, more high-intensity running.

If only it was that simple.

In sport, and in life, there are no perfectly constructed buckets.

Leaks are commonplace.

And despite short term reward, over time a torrential flow into a leaky bucket is hard on the system.

It takes its toll, on the body and the emotions.

It turns out that while flow is important, so is limiting loss.

This is the difference between quantity and quality.

Between capacity and capability.

Between doing more and being better.