Survey your coaching world.
Your place of competition, the field, the pool, the stadium.
Who owns those?
Your team’s equipment. The rules of your sport. Your conference.
And who owns those?
It’s a fair guess that the answer to those questions is, not you.
The reality of coaching ownership
Yet, we coaches often say (and believe) it’s “my team,” “my sport, “my season.”
The assumption is ownership. But that’s not reality.
We own little in coaching.
Actually, one thing we have true ownership of is our actions.
Everything else we really rent.
And the expectation is that when we are done using it we put it back in BETTER shape than we found it.
A renter’s perspective can help you enjoy the highs of coaching, realizing that they are fleeting.
And tolerate the coaching lows, for they truly are temporary.