I am having a very frustrating month.
Everybody is on vacation, and I’m not, which is okay; that’s not the problem.
The problem is that everything I need to get done is in others’ hands, so it is being delayed for weeks.
I don’t know if you are on vacation (probably not if you are reading this right now), but it seems that everybody I need is just unavailable.
And the truth is that I’m not used to depending on others to move forward, which puts me in a bad mood (being honest).
What’s more, sometimes I have to remember that not everyone can go at my own pace and practicing acceptance and patience… it’s something I am still working on.
What I have experienced is a situation that many sports professionals live in.
This, non-moving situation- reminds me a lot of how sports clubs or businesses work (most of them, not all).
You have ideas and projects that you know can improve athletes’ performance and well-being, but you can’t put them into practice because those in charge are disconnected or disinterested.
They have very interesting projects and ideas but cannot carry them out in their work structure.
That is why it is essential not to depend (at least not 100%) on others. Have secondary pathways and options.
And this is possible.
It is possible if you put in the effort. If you sacrifice. If you learn and dedicate time to it. Like everything.
If you are an athlete (and if you are not), remember that the best investment is yourself.
Don’t depend on your coach, teammates, club, or parent to help you or get you out of the way.
Self-sufficiency starts from knowledge, confidence, and self-discipline.
If you want to be more independent, start by training your head to assume that independence and learn key tools to carry out your projects or training.
Whoever puts the responsibility on others for everything ends up being mediocre.
And that’s a reality.
I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but if you’re one of those always pointing fingers around, maybe you should reflect on why everyone seems to be responsible for your life except yourself.
Well, for now, I will keep practicing my acceptance and patience and wait until the world starts rolling again.
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