I’m not a soccer fan. I don’t understand the sport. Recently, I watched a children’s soccer game and realized there was more to the game than met my eyes! Here’s what I observed:
- There were two coaches for each team. Each coach had different strengths, thereby balancing each other for team’s benefit.
- The kids wore distinct uniforms.
- Each player had a specific role, yet the kids worked together as a team.
- The players knew where their goal was and kept their eyes on that goal.
- The kids had a great time!
There are life lessons here. To wit:
- Get coaches or mentors whose skills and abilities complement each other. This leads to a balanced outlook.
- Our dress states who we are – dress the part we want to play.
- We have a specific role only we can play. Learn that role well…yet relate healthfully with each other.
- Know our goals and keep our eye on those goals.
- Have fun!
What’s your role? What’s your goal?