The sounds of coaching cues ring deep within my ears. I’m exhausted. I have had 2 servings of The Edge and I do believe Suggested Use was only 1 scoop in a 24hr time period. Woah, living on, The Edge 😜 I woke up at 6am, drove two hours in the snow, coached wrestling all day, drove back on worse roads, and now am sitting here slightly delusional as I hear whistles blurred by the screams of delusional Dads.... I’ll touch on Dad delusion in another blog.
Today presented the biggest test for me thus far on this 30 day blog challenge. I want to deliver the most authentic content every day and I feel it is my duty to not publish some bullshit I wrote a few days in advance. I wanted to, but, I felt like that was cutting corners, as if I was finding the easy way out. The thought sounds awesome... knowing that I’ll be busy and would have to make a commitment to writing so I write a blog in advance to be efficient and not have to stress about it. But, the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. I’m not here to cut corners. I don’t want the easy way out. I’ve never wanted the easy way out.
So, with that, here are my 5 takeaways from today in the form of such coaching cues I can’t seem to get out of my head.
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Pull the trigger, put your nose down and grind. There’s not much time in the game we call life, be on the offense.
4. Score here!
There will be moments when opportunities arise when things are on the line and you must be willing to capitalize when you have the option to stall things out.
3. Short time!
Like, do you not understand how limited our time here on earth is? This shit goes fast. So damn fast.
10 years ago I was on the receiving end of hearing this cue... how ironic.
2. We are still in this!
Don’t give up hope. If there’s time left, if you’re still breathing, it ain’t over. Keep hammering.
1. Have fun!
Just that, have fun with it. It’s really just a big game we all think we know how to play but none of us really have a clue anyway. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Learn from your mistakes. Don’t dwell on your losses. Have humility in your wins. Learn to make it yours. Make it fun. Have fun. That’s it, simple.
Those are my five coaching cue takeaways from today in Butte America. Coaching wrestling has brought back such amazing memories, I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Days like today when my Dad was in the stands really makes me grateful for the sacrifices he and my mom made to bring me to wrestling tournaments all over the country.
When I hear these cues I don’t hear the directions to wrestling moves anymore, I hear the chants and motivation to win in life. I’ll never be able to go back, but, I am able to take a shot to score in this short life we are still in and have some fun doing it.
19 For 30. 9:10pm.