I don’t proclaim to be a life coach. I’m not a sports psychologist. I’m a football coach.
As a coach I’ve done my best to educate and teach young men fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of the game to help them reach their potential. As a coach, I’ve also done my best to present a message to the players just before competition that I hoped would help them have the proper mindset for that particular circumstance.
Circumstances that apply not only to that game, but to the game of life as well. I’ve always thought the message needed to be brief. As players get closer to kick off, the attention span for words and talk becomes shorter. A concise message helps bring out the inner fire they already have. Fanning the flame was my desire.
This was one of my favorite times with my players. It is a time when their emotions can be seen simmering on their skin. I hope I’ve inspired a few and I’m sure many were uninspired. Making the effort to me was important. Have a Passion for Good and Do Good with a Passion!
If a game day mindset message helped even one player it was worth it. That one player may be the one who wins the game for the team.
I’ve not always been one to look for good but now more than ever, you will find what you look for. If you keep looking for good you will find it. I believe a pseudo leader leaves you with a feeling of their greatness and an authentic leader leaves you with a feeling of your greatness!
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