Optimism Thought of the Week
For Sunday, December 11, 2016
Love to Be Coached
By Glennel Hardy
Growing up I never remember having a mentor or coach, but I can always recall having someone that I could look up to. I struggled in a public high school with a GPA so low, that to my other classmates that surrounded me, it was business as usual. In order to graduate from high school on time, I had to not only attend night school, I also went to summer school, and volunteered at a local hospital. I was determined to receive my high school diploma, but I just could not envision what steps I needed to do to make it happen.
The day that I finally received my diploma, I knew at that moment that I had to keep moving along. I started college a few times along the years, but I had always put work first and I never received a degree. At that moment in my life, I was in a desperate need to be coached. Being coached does push you to your limits, but when you are able over a course of time look back and see where you started, you just want more coaching.
It’s important for all of us to embrace coaching. There are so many of the unknowns, so much that we have not yet learned, that is waiting to be presented to us. If you want to unlock that which lies within us, embrace coaching.