Many of you know I enjoy coaching youth sports. It’s something I love to do and am passionate about. My favorite part of coaching is helping an individual player get the most out of their ability so they are able to do their very best, so they can feel good about themself and also feel good about contributing to the success of the team. Not everyone on the team will be the all-star but there are many roles a team needs to be successfull, both on and off the field. I truly believe youth sports can teach us great lessons that will translate in to many phases of our lives.
John Wooden is known as one of the best coaches in the history of sport. He would definitely be on the Mount Rushmore of coaching legends. Coach Wooden developed a pyramid of success that identifies and highlights characteristics individuals possess to be successful but more importantly characteristics that contribute to a team being successful.
This pyramid is not specific to sport. It’s a great visual and summary to remind us of the things we can do to control our success. It is also a reminder on some of the things we need to pay more attention to. We are all part of a few teams and play different roles on all of them. Work, family, community, etc… Take a look at Coach Woodens Pyramid of Success, are there a couple of things you could improve at that would propel you and your team to the next level? Take it to the next level…print the pyramid off and rank yourself in each of the boxes (1 not good, 10 great). Where do you need to improve on to make the most impact on the teams you are a part of?
Personal growth is an ‘all the time’ thing. It should never end. Strive every day to be a better “You” than yesterday. After all, it’s the only thing we can control.
Make it a great day!