Do What You Love

do what you love

One of the harder things for me to figure out through the years has been the balance of what I can do versus what I can’t do without. The challenge is that some of the things that most breathe life into me also seem to conflict with football at first glance.

Coaching can feel like an all encompassing lifestyle, so to consider adding something that conflicts with that feel exhausting. Ultimately though, what I’ve learned is that my time is my own, and while there are a lot of things I am capable of doing well, when my calendar consists of only those items I will slowly wither.

So how do you balance what you can do versus incorporating things that give you life, but don’t necessarily align with everything else going on around you?

The answer: Very Intentionally

It takes time to know what breathes life into you. There are plenty of things that feel energizing, especially whey they are new. There are also many things we do to help our family or husband or team that we convince ourselves we love doing because someone needs to do it and we know our efforts are appreciated.

Still, it is impossible to argue with the fact that when given time to do the things that energize me I am my best version of myself. It is worth the effort to figure out how to incorporate the best of the best into my calendar regardless of how much it seems to conflict with everyone else’s preferered daily schedule.

The balance of what I can do versus what I can’t do without means adjusting what you say no to and limiting your yeses. There are some things that need to be dealt with, like jersey washing, concessions, fundraising and game day. And there are some things that don’t need to be dealt with, and depending on your life stage it may be that exact same list.

Regardless, by choosing one or two ways you can pitch in and volunteer to help instead of stepping into every area that is open you will leave space for opportunities you would prefer to explore.

Your most powerful commodoy in most situations is your time, so use it wisely and make sure you consider whether the opportunity before you is one you can do, or one you can’t do without.