The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart. And all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.
My experiences have led me to become a leader. The age old argument of born leaders and made leaders is for another topic. But leaders CAN be molded.
I've been blessed to have many experiences
Great coaches & Poor coaches
Mentors in my field who will break their back to help me
Family to support choices
Athletes who refuse to buy in
Athletes who seemingly love every second of it
Failures as a coach
Nervousness in front of people
Timidness to call an athlete out
Procrastination in dealing with important matters
HUGE feedback from second hand sources on the impact I'm making
People who could care less what I do
Peers and Friends who support me in becoming physically, mentally, & spiritually stronger
And many more.
But you must LEARN from the failures and use them as opportunities to move past the roadblock. My firm belief is the Universe, Allah, God, or Animating Force (whatever you care to call it) puts challenges in front of you when you are on your Hero's Journey. And if you fail to courageously meet the challenge--SHOW UP--it gives them more reason not to give you another chance. Now, we continue to get chance after chance, but after a while our luck WILL run out.
ACT AS IF
Why not? Why not meet the challenges, look yourself in the mirror, reach down with all you have in your essence, and grab your balls. Breathe into your balls as Elliott Hulse would say. Because if you are not able to do what it takes to become the person you are capable of then you do not deserve it. Complain and bitch all you want but you dig your own grave and rot in hell while living on Earth if you do not become the strongest version of yourself through doing what you love. Might be harsh but it's the truth. No more middle ground.