Expanding Your Horizons

People devote their lives to sports because of the passion and love they have for them. Work ethic, determination and devotion are critical forces that help to drive people to success.

But how often to people actually put in an effort to become a more well-rounded version of themselves? How much time is spent becoming a better human being? Getting outside of your comfort zone and pushing your boundaries.

Something as simple as reading the newspaper – how many people don’t keep up with current events (at home and especially abroad)?

Expanding your horizons by doing things outside of your comfort zone will enrich your life experience, but also grow your ability to be successful.

  • Learning how to play an instrument will help you with timing, rhythm, synchronicity, and dexterity, as well as expanding your brain’s ability to learn
  • Reading books will develop your imagination, creative ability and help develop your understanding of the world around you, among other things
  • Doing puzzles – creativity, problem solving, motor skills, etc
  • Going on a hike – balance, stability, understanding of the world, etc

Speaking from personal experience, I’ve been taking dance lessons for the past few weeks. It has made me (a little) more agile and graceful, but more importantly, it has allowed me to go through the learning process. Putting myself in the shoes of my players has helped me to understand what goes into effective teaching, modeling and communication.

There are any number of things that will broaden your experience on this earth as well as help you become a more well-rounded and successful human.

The world is a vast and wonderful place – immerse yourself in it and you will be better off because of it.

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