Do you ever wonder what you’re truly capable of being if you tried? If you took a risk and not played it safe. Many folks amble through life unfulfilled and uninspired to work hard at making the kind of life that they desire. Most people are intelligent, ambitious and wake up each morning to be better than they had been the day before. For some achievement is waking up daily. For most, it is far more than that.
While I enjoyed my career and was enthusiastic about it. Certainly, and made out rather well financially, it is not until retired I realized, I might have been happier if I chased my real enthusiasm. That is teaching and coaching sports. In my own life,
When looking back over my entire life up to now, it’s actually difficult to pinpoint the accomplishment of which I am most proud. We have all experienced, success and for the most part, we’ve all realized things we’re pleased with and personally I am proud of most everything I have accomplished in life.
Your own personal development is what will change everything. When you concentrate on improving yourself you’ll begin to see things differently than you do now. Occasionally in life, we will need to take risks. No pain no gain. Do not be so hard on yourself! Life is not always fair. It is not the measure of a man what he does when things are going well, but what he does when he is down!
Personally, I strive daily to reach more than I did the day before, and I am sure I’m not alone. I enjoy pushing myself and I flourish when under pressure, not everybody does, however, learning how to thrive when your overwhelmed isn’t easy. But you can and certainly will if you put your mind to it, Learn to categorize and break down things in too little pieces and take one thing at a time. Learn to prioritize and moreover learn that sometimes you need to say no. I am only one person and can only do so much. No is a hard word to say sometimes. We don’t want to disappoint or let down anyone.
Because I enjoyed success and got a good reputation for teaching children, I was constantly asked to coach at the adolescent level. I refused to do so, not because I didn’t think I can, but more because at that age it’s a completely different animal. At that level, I would want to get paid. It would have been entertaining and may have lead me to the high school, as well as a collegiate coaching level.
For ten years I’ve voluntarily coached boys basketball. I really like it. I can not tell you how much I really like it. Sports and people are my strong suit. Having played basketball at a high level, I have a fantastic knowledge of sports. Teaching young kids, children under twelve is so much fun. They’re a sponge when it comes to taking in data.
I have enjoyed success coaching, as my end game is to teach children about life and sports is a good platform for it. Though the majority of the teams I coached did nicely, I like to think while I instructed how to play the sport they learned valuable life lessons. This has been and will always be my goal. Our teams never lost, they just ran out of time. And I was afraid to take the risk!!