Be Humble

Foundational Beliefs #12 – Be Humble

Last but not least be humble. Humility certainly is a virtue that has become scarce in sport today. Be thankful for what you have and learn to appreciate the athletes you coach no matter what level of ability. Coaching is so special, it is a real privilege to be able to help people grow and excel to reach their potential. Just the process is humbling in itself because there is so much that is out of our hands. That should serve as a reminder to do our part and do it well. One of my best friends and coaching colleague Jim Radcliffe says that coaches should be back stage not onstage. I could not say it better. Put the spotlight on the athlete and take satisfaction in your contribution to their success. Let the results of your coaching speak for themselves. If you are coaching for the attention, fame and fortune then I suggest you go to Hollywood.

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