We all strive to be better at whatever it is we do on a daily basis – at least I know I do. Whether it’s your job, relationships, physical condition, knowledge. By nature, and this might be me taking a faith of leap in humanity, I think most people wake up wanting to be better than they were the day before. One thing that an old coach in high school used to tell me was ‘The only person you have to be better than is the person you were yesterday.’ Now at first I thought he was merely referring to my 1-8 FG, 6 Turnovers from the night before which I scoffed at saying you could blindfold me and put me in a wheelchair and I wouldn’t be that bad again. However, the more I realized it, he was talking about my attitude and the way I approached things. See I did the same thing before every game, practiced the same things for the same amount of time regardless of how I was playing. There’ s a popular saying that goes ‘The definition if insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results’. To be honest, too many of us including myself are well, insane. So why are many of us so unreceptive to change? We’re creatures of habit and hate changing things even if we know it might make us better.
Over the last few months, I’ve made it a concerted effort to change certain aspects of my life. It might not be the most noticeable thing to other people, but again the only person you’re trying to prove anything to is the person you were yesterday. People change for better or worse – over the last few months, I’ve grown apart from many people that I was close to and normally I’d be upset but I know it’s for the better – People change, even best friends grow apart and soon you’ll find out who your real friends are through that change. You can’t force someone to be in your life and vice-versa, they can’t force you to be in theirs. I’m a huge believer in destiny – everything happens for a reason. We all have failures and disappointments – we just have to be ready and willing to chane. They say when the Wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills. Make sure you make the right one.