Saturday, July 18, 2015

I Will

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure." -Mike Krzyzewski

          What did I do? What am I not doing now? and, What do I want to do in the future?
          Aaron Kallhoff, +NCAA assistant coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves Women's Basketball team, (+SunBeltConf) told me that I will get there someday. He didn't mean that I am going to succeed in life, he was referring to coaching, and particularly college coaching. It was the most positive thing I have heard mentioned about what I want to do in the future that is higher than the high school level. What I am doing now is attending graduate school, working as a high school science teacher, and tutoring for 4 hours after school professionally. I decided to take a year off of coaching basketball to focus on finishing the educational leadership masters degree, which will advance my professional career in spite of what other people have told me.

          In your life, in; sports, professional career, and home life; it is best not only to get the job or situation, but the right job or situation.  It may be the right time but wrong job/person/place, or the wrong time but right job/person/place, but the pursuit for what you want and need can never cease or you have been defeated. Yes, I have taken some jobs that I was forced to take in order to survive, and that also took me farther from what I wanted to be doing, in other words, there is no straight line. There are no straight lines in the stock market or your path in life. 
          Will the right time and situation happen for me and my goals? Maybe, and what Coach Kallhoff said brought about great peace of mind, but it is the pursuit of the goals that must be your pleasure, because if you "get there" life doesn't stop there. Continue your pursuits in all phases in life, and I wish everyone well on your pursuits of happiness and fulfillment.