Spring 2021 Magazine

OneCoach: Are you coachable?

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” —Galatians 6:9

Many years ago, when I was coaching in high school, some of my athletes asked how they could become faster or better at their craft. My answer was usually, “Commit to working harder!” I would then help them implement a plan of action.

As adults, many wonder how they can become better readers, writers or grow stronger in their faith. The same principle applies: “Read more, write more and seek God more.”

Author Steven Covey wrote a New York Times best-seller: “The Seven Basic Habits Of Highly Effective People.” He told his readers to work daily at sharpening the saw.

Most people know what they must do, but only true leaders are willing to commit. Each new year people make efforts to change and improve. But way too often they don’t follow through.

Have you done this in the past? Find a friend who shares your dreams and goals for improvement. Begin by writing down these dreams and goals, then checking your behaviors to see that they match. You will begin to see and praise God for the growth you will experience.

— Paul Kelly

OneCoach, part of the Sports Spectrum Network, is an international community of coaches and spouses who have been uniquely gifted and called by God. Visit OneCoach.org for more stories and videos.

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