Walking back from a meeting, I overheard someone say to our volleyball coach, “What are you expecting this weekend?,” referring to SUNYAC Pool Play.
“3-0,” he responded. “I mean, we could go 0-3, but I don’t see why we wouldn’t go 3-0.”
In 13 years I’ve never heard him respond differently. In general, the results have spoken for themselves.
It’s the old chicken-and-egg question: Which comes first, high performance or outrageous optimism?