“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” – Coach John Wooden
Did you see The Weightlifter’s Journey part 4? If not, make it part of your planned leisure this weekend. Stream it to your beautiful HD TV for maximum effect. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
We had the opportunity to chat with both Travis Mash and his weightlifter Adee Zukier, just before she competed at the MIA Classic. The show is jammed pack with nuggets and pearls of training wisdom, but more than that, the competition environment highlights the powerful relationship between an athlete and their coach.
You simply cannot reach your full potential without the upward pull of a great coach, which made me realize that there were a few more things I could say about the topic. Just a few lessons that some of my coaches and mentors have given me that I think could make a difference in your life.
But I also thought that I would reinforce a very important point – Whether it’s books, seminars, online coaching or face-to-face interaction, you have to realize that it’s always YOUR responsibility to get coached, to find mentorship, and to surround yourself with challenging company that will demand growth and change from you.
No one said the journey would be easy, but there’s absolutely no reason why you should try to make it on your own. Starting today, and everyday, remain coachable and very curious. Leverage the experience of those that came before you, and then learn how to pay the wisdom forward to as many people as possible.
How could that approach not lead your someplace interesting?
I hope you dig the show. If you have any questions – about anything, really – just leave them in the comments below. I’d love to help out anyway I can.