I’m going to start something new. Or restart something that I’ve been missing.
A regrettable casualty in my pursuit of a coaching career is my pursuit of creative authorship in all of its forms.
“I need to focus on football”
“My social accounts need to be reserved for recruiting purposes”
“I represent more than myself. I can’t espouse viewpoints that may not be shared by the program/department”
“There’s nothing I hate more than someone that insists on sharing their opinion that is not informed, and I no longer have time to stay informed”
“I don’t play anymore. People don’t care what I think”
“I need to stay in the background. It’s not my place to clamor for a public presence”
If not else, the Coronavirus has given us ALL time to think. And as I’ve thought and reflected, I’ve realized something— I miss being a Creator. I am an avid learner. A consumer of information. Books. Podcasts. Adapting new skills. Honing old ones. I love growing. I am constantly striving to better myself and the processes around me in incremental ways.
As I’ve thrown myself fully into learning football strategy and culture and team building and Biblical history and quarterback play and leadership and growth psychology and cooking and fasting and so many other things, I’ve consumed and consumed and consumed and consumed without fulfilling the other half of the natural cycle of growth and learning.
I’ve been taking and learning from so many, but I have not contributed much back in the form of ideas, thoughts, and viewpoints. I have not shared my own observations on the world, nor have I engaged others on theirs.
It’s time to change that.
So, right now, with nothing but time on my hands, I’m going to start doing that again. I’m going to start putting thoughts and ideas to paper. I’m going to use 30 minutes every morning to just fire from the hip. No outline. No rough draft. No cute formatting. No proofreading. I am not going to check the view numbers, or synchronize the posting on my social platforms. I am not going to ask others to RT me or help circulate me. I am not going to worry about whether I am right or politically correct or well-informed. I am not going to cater to recruits or football fans. I am just going to write and engage with others.
1. I am made in God’s image as a CREATOR
2. I am meant to ENGAGE with others
Let’s get started…….