It’s All About The “End Game”

Most long time members think they know me well enough to know what I do for a living and what I do in my personal time. Well guess what? Nothing they assume can be further from the truth, and that’s because I’ve always valued my privacy. I’ve never been one to broadcast what I do or what I’ve done, still to this day. Despite that though, there are some things that I will share from time to time simply because I need to, to make a point.

One of the things that I occupied my personal time with over 12 years or so of my adult life was coaching. I loved to coach, especially hockey. I coached soccer, baseball and hockey. Whether it was in a Trainers position, Assistant Coach or Head Coach, I was on the coaching staff of all hockey age groups from Tyke to Midget. The reason I ‘m sharing this with you is that I truly believe that life is very similar in my view to any sport. If you think about it, and this is what I told all of my players, is that you need to be playing your best at the end of the season, not at the beginning. So, “make your mistakes now”, I’d tell them. “Go out and just play to the best of your ability and don’t be afraid that you’ll make mistakes”. “Mistakes will happen”. “We’ll correct those mistakes in practice, and by the end of the season, we will be the best we can be.”

It’s the same in life. As we grow up and become adults, we experiment, adjust, change, wander, head in one direction only to turn and try another direction, and we all make mistakes along the way.

The same can be said for our physical fitness. In most cases, we put our personal well being on the back burner for many, if not most of our adult years while we find new jobs, get married, have and raise children, etc., only to find ourselves at the end of it all, in a physical mess.

Well the good news is, you may not be able to take up soccer, or baseball, or hockey later in your adult life, but you sure as heck can take on exercise. It’s never too late for that. So if you’ve been putting off getting and keeping yourself into good physical condition, no matter what age you are, get started, because there’s no time like the present to start working on “the best you can be”.