I had a wonderful "full circle" event today. I conducted a clinic for my old club team.. After 35 years, many miles travelled, many jumps made, millions of balls being volleyed, I walked into the same gym where I started off my career as a 15 year old. Even though I have coached and instructed many girls over the years, it was exciting to give back to the next generation of volleyball stars.
The best part was being able to share my story...the possibilities of what could be for them. When I was there age I made my first "goals" walking in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and travelling the world by the age of 25 and I had not even started volleyball when I set those lofty dreams in my head!!
One of the ideas I was able to share with the girls was the question to ask themselves.. Why Not Me???
Someone has to inspire the team by their efforts? ...why not me?
Someone has to lead the team to victory.. why not me?
Someone has to go extra hard to dig up the ball...why not me?
Someone has to win the tournament... why not us?
Someone has to play for Ontario team..why not me?
Someone has to play for Team Canada...why not me?
Someone has to play for 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto...why not me?
Someone has to go to the Olympics...why not me?
and if you don't get "there" as a player...
Someone has to coach... why not me?
Someone has to referee.. why not me?
Someone has to volunteer at the 2015 PanAm Games..why not me?
Ask yourself "Why Not Me"?
This applies to anywhere in your life...anything your are doing..or anything you set your mind to!!
Why Not YOU?
I am to old to play at the hight levels...so why not you to fill the gap??
The girls who are playing now will be older and out of the age group...why not you??
It is always your turn to be the NEXT ONE...
Why Not You????
I know I keep thinking that...that is how I got to be a volunteer at the London Olympics...someone has to do it...why not me??
"You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
So take "shots" in life, there is no "wrong" only opportunities and you never know where the next "shot" leads you...
In my life it took me around the world and to 3 Olympic Games...
Leave a comment and tell me what you did when you said... Why Not Me???
Dream Big ... why not??
Some great quotes to inspire you as they did me!!
As many thoughts of volleyball & my many days of playing come up for me these days, I thought I would share some insights with young & old players, coaches alike!!