“During my senior year I finally focused more energy and effort on encouraging my teammates and helping them than I did on myself.
At the end of the season one of the guys on the team told me face to face that I really helped him this year. He said he wanted to quit but because of me, he stayed with it and he grew a lot as a player and a person. He thanked me.
Coach Andrew, this felt better than any accomplishment I received personally in my entire career.”
The secret to living is giving.
When your sports career is nothing more than a story you tell, what story do you want to tell?
The story where you shined bright in the spotlight every week, every game, every season? Where it was all about you, you, and you?
Do you want to tell a story of how you led your team, inspired others around you, picked them up when they were down, and as a result your team got better every year?
What about a story where despite not always getting the recognition, the starting position, nor the accolades, you showed up everyday as strong and energetic as you could, you were the first at practice and the last to leave, and you never ever ever ever gave up?
What about a story where you finally mastered your mental and emotional state as an athlete? One where you learned how to take the game seriously but not take yourself too seriously? You enjoyed the journey, did all you could do to become the best you could be, and you had fun along the way…
When my sports career is nothing more than a story I tell, what story do I want to tell?
Spend some time writing your reflections to that question. Make it a great story 👊
Dedicated to your success on and off the field,
Coach Andrew and the PFP Team
P.S. If you have not had a chance to watch the Take Back Control Athlete Mindset Empowerment Event that happened on June 1 at PFP, you can access that now. Watch the event for free