In 1875, Harvard and Yale played one of the first American rules football games. At that time, Yale hired a coach. Harvard did not. Over the next three decades, Harvard only won four times.
What happened next?
Harvard hired a coach.
Over time, coaching became the way sports works––to the point of assigning the value of a coach at upwards of 6 million dollars today.
If the value of having a coach increases the potential of sports teams, does that value of increasing potential transfer into other fields?
For the past several months, I’ve been working with a guy who “reconsolidates memories.” He explained to me that over the course of our lives our experiences become memories with emotion attached. Some emotions feel good and some don’t.
Because of these experiences (turned memories), you and I come to accept a set of beliefs. Some beliefs are freeing, and some beliefs are limiting.
For three years I’ve been floating.
There are multiple health benefits, but what it gives me personally is solitude and challenge to be still.
Many of us don’t know what it means to be still – physically or mentally. We’re so engaged in thought and racing around with activity that we never have space for actual peace.
The fears we don’t face become our limits.
Raise your hand if the fear of what others think, the fear of failure, the fear of rejection, or the fear of letting someone down or not being enough has ever stopped you.
(insert cricket chirp)
Fear is a theme. Deep inside everyone I have worked with, there is a fear of some sort.