Life is a RollerCoaster!

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At the beginning of any new undertaking, spirits are high, expectations are higher and life is grand! Whether it be the start of a new sports season, a new school year, a new job, or even a new life as a newly married couple, the high can be exhilarating! But as some many of us discover, the grand beginning, the "high" of a new life can be laid low....FAST! For some coaches, this reality has already been made apparent; an early defeat, an injury to a key performer, team members quitting. These "downs" can bring even the strongest among us... crashing down. And what a crash it can be.

 

"For decathletes, our event goes all throughout the day so you're trying to go up and down and up and down emotionally and physically and you know mentally you're just on a roller coaster."

Bryan Clay

 
Bryan Day

CLICK ON IMAGE: for 2008 U.S. Decathlon Gold Medalist Bryan Clay's roller coaster life as an amateur track and field athlete.

 

Life for all of us is HARD! There are highs and lows, good times and hard times, times when we feel like we can conquer the world, times when it's a struggle to get out of bed in the morning. There are times when business is great, and times when nobody is buying, times when everybody is your friend and times when nobody knows your name.

Up and down, up and down, up and down. And no YouTube video can bring you out of it, no funny cat video, no night out with friends, nothing.

 
aimee mullins

Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I've been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times. Aimee Mullins

 

Perseverance and faith are virtues that ALL of us must pray to possess to deal with the ups and downs of this life. Just like all sports seasons, school years, new jobs and marriages, persevering and trusting in all those scary "downs" are essential to finishing the ride. Sometimes I find most sinister about our current culture is the illusion painted that life can be one big HIGH. Funny shows, cool songs, entertainment, entertainment, entertainment paint that picture EVERY DAY. But it is not real.

Life is hard. Life is a roller coaster, no matter our best attempts to control it. What is needed MOST is a realization of this fact and perseverance and trust to get us through those ever dreaded down times.

People, know that SportsLeader is belted right along next to you on that roller coaster! We ARE dedicated to supporting you through every UP and every DOWN.

More Than A Coach...SportsLeader!