January 20, 2010


“Be pro-active, not re-active.”

If you ask any of the players that I coach, I would imagine that this saying would be one of the things that I constantly say to them that they probably get sick of hearing. The idea is to know who you are and what you want to do; be sure not to get overwhelmed with circumstances and dictate how the game is played, on your terms.

Whether projects are running late, or the down economy is putting a squeeze on a business, I recently find myself really wanting to give my soccer advice to these people around me. As your project plan, or business plan strays from your original expectations, don't grasp to try regain your original ideals, plan to learn; move towards your new definition of success.

Reaction is playing another person's game. The best thing you can do, is be you. Regardless if you end up succeeding or failing, don't you want it to be on your terms, not someone else's or outdated terms?

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