Lesson From Wrestling
Several years ago I had a defining moment. I was a wrestler in high school and it was my senior year. Prior to the start of the wrestling season, I hurt my back working out. During the first few weeks of the season I was still on the mend, but I was fit/healthy enough to do a full workout. I still had a some back pain as a result of the injury, but it was more of a soreness than pain.
The pain led me to be more lazy and put forth less effort. I used the excuse of my back pain as the reason for my lack of effort. I know back pain can limit a person’s ability, but this was not the case for me. I had the ability to do more, but I was just not giving my full effort as I should.
Around that same time, I had an appointment with a doctor to get my back checked out. When I went to the doctor’s office to get my back checked, he said there were no major problems from the injury and I could return to complete physical activity. The doctor didn’t set any limitations on me because of my injury.
Once I had been cleared by the doctor, I had to make a decision. I could either give wrestling my full effort and be a different wrestler than I was in the past, or I could just work as hard as I had in the past and be a mediocre wrestler. Well, I chose to work hard and be different than I was in the past. [Read more…] about Be Your Best Self As A Leader