I’ve been reflecting lately on my legacy. What it is I want to leave behind. Not to worry dear readers I’m not planning on exiting this plane anytime soon, however, I have always been the type of person to question my existence, my purpose and what it is I want to be remembered for.
Life has been bountiful of late, I am feeling very blessed and grateful. I am happy and most definitely on purpose. I never really know the impact of the work I do. I describe it as a pebble thrown in the water and whose ripples move outward. I can check in with clients to make sure we are on track but when I give a talk on sports psychology I just never know what people will take away.
I had the great opportunity on the weekend to give a talk to 80 ski coaches on the importance of sports psychology in ski racing and coaching. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I was nervous and excited, decided to get my butterflies to fly in formation and set my intent for the highest good of all involved. I asked for support from a select network of my peeps and then flew. I was on fire. I kid you not. Time became unimportant because in that moment I held 80 people in the palm of my hand.
I spoke of my experience as a ski racer. The incredible potential I had. My decision to quit the sport, my passion and what was my whole life up until that point. How I would have loved to have someone like me to talk to. How crucial coaching or lack of at that moment was for me. I can honestly say it was the toughest decision I had to make. I was 16. I had no one to talk to, apart from a school psychologist whom I’m glad was there, but who wasn’t an athlete or a ski racer and who didn’t get any of those very important components.
So here I am 20 years later doing what I love. Speaking with intent and passion about something I very much get. Listening, facilitating and empowering the kids I am lucky enough to work with. It is an honor for me. I get so much energy from what it is I do that it doesn’t even feel like work.
Coaches came up to me after the session and shared their stories, experiences and sentiments. I walked out of there and it felt like I was floating. I couldn’t wait to share my experience. Most importantly I soaked it in, anchoring all those good feelings and smiling. I think I must have been glowing I was so happy.
I felt a part of, connected and so blissfully on track.
Thank you George!