New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain.
Each January, roughly one in three of us resolve to better ourselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of us actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of us stick to our goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) of us are still on target six months later.
Yes, it might be hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after we have swept up the previous year’s ups and downs, but it’s not impossible. This year we may want to adopt some simple core value resolutions used by a true winner and stick with them.
Koach Karl’s Konclusion/Resolution: There is no doubt in my mind that deep down inside all of us is the power to accomplish what we want… And with the right Attitude we can bring Appropriate Competition to our D-7 soccer community in 2019.
The defending National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Golden State Warriors became the first team in NBA history to begin a season at 29-1. “Keeping to our core values has allowed us to be where we are,” expressed Warriors Coach Steve Kerr in a recent interview.
Coach Kerr emphasized, ”I am very proud to watch my team play because they are hitting all four of my core values which are: “Joy; Mindfulness; Compassion and Competition.”
The first one and the most important one is Joy.
Joy is that I want my players to have FUN. It’s a long season and this game is meant to be fun.” He emphasized.
Mindfulness means to not rely on just talent to outdo an opponent or focusing on individual marks.
Compassion is for each other and the game.
Competition is striving to win.
“When we hit those four things we’re not only very tough to beat, but we’re very fun to watch, we’re very fun to coach, we’re very fun to be around and I am happy that they’re continuing to do those things.” Coach Kerr told his players.
And there is no doubt these dudes are the league’s most entertaining team, having plenty of fun as they chase far more than their sizzling start. While these core values may be practical we need to be careful not to overlook what is the most important factor of all: Our Attitude.
It is inexcusable for us not to think positively. What a time to be alive and be able to affect children’s lives in a positive way! We should rejoice daily that we have so many tools and abilities at our disposal to control and conquer the youth soccer environment in our communities.
I choose to be an optimist about this next year. We have come so far in the last three years, yet still have unlimited potential. So I’ll leave you with my wish for the New Year: May WE improve the playing environment for all our players by simply improving our Efforts and Attitude.
Karl’s Konclusion: There is no doubt in my mind that deep down inside all of us is the power to accomplish what we want… And with the right Attitude we can bring Joy; Mindfulness; Compassion and Appropriate Competition into our D-7 Recreation Program in future years.