Director of Athletic Development - North
Broward Preparatory School
Our success as teams often depends on our ability to
work with each other. As Aristotle said, “The whole is greater
than the sum of its parts.” This quote has always resonated
with me, as a student-athlete and now as a coach. But although
we should recognize and respect the roles we occupy, it’s
important that we don’t allow those roles to define us. Who
you are as is a person is all that you can give. But all that you
can give is not who are as a person 먹튀검증.
There’s an old story about a paperclip company that
conducted a study to find out just how their paper clips were
being used. The results surprised them. Of one hundred
paperclips, thirty were used as bookmarks. Thirty were used to
reinforce jewelry. Thirty were used in arts and crafts. Only ten
were used to clip paper, the function for which they were all
People are complex. We each bring many things to the
table. And as we go through life, we’ll probably find that our
roles occasionally shift. The role you fill on one team may be
different than the role you fill on the next. Being a great point
guard isn’t the same as being a great father. But the values you
learn as a point guard become the values you take into
fatherhood. We should never lose sight of our greater purpose.
We should always respect and value ourselves as individuals.
How do you describe yourself to others? How do you
see your role on your team? What about your role at home,
with your family or friends?
How does your role inside the weight room align with
your purpose as a human being? What are you trying to
accomplish with your life?