[From The Athletic Mindset book]
ROLE MODELSParents, siblings, mentors, preachers, teachers and coaches’ will teach us many lessons in life. These role models have played a very valuable role in shaping the way we think. Some role models may have been positive and others not so much. We will be talking a lot about role models later to find out how they have shaped and influenced your life.
HARSH REALITYIt’s possible that not all role models have helped you… and if they didn’t, well… it just may be time for you to let it go and move on. It’s okay to do that you know.
Till I was 13, I thought my name was “Shut Up.”
~ Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe NamathWe are not telling you to stop using role models as a coach. Just realize that you are not alone. You always have two personal coaches, the coach inside of you, and your imaginary helper…. Coach INYOU. Taking action makes YOU the owner of your life story. Ideas come in through our senses. We have five clearly defined senses that give us information or feedback. Our senses allow us to…
- Smell through our nose
- See through our eyes
- Hear through our ears
- Taste through our tongue
- Feel through our skin
MEMORIES ARE STORED SENSES!Can you think of a special memory in your life?
- Graduation from school
- Marrying a special person in your life
- Having a child
- Getting that promotion you always wanted
- Buying a house
- Mastering a sport for the first time
- Helping the community
- Assisting a friend in need
- Meeting a long lost relative for the first time