5 Life Lessons We Learn In Sports
Sports are a part of our lives. Nearly 18 million people tune into watch NFL football every Sunday. The Thanksgiving game is typically the top show of the entire fall season.
Sports are a huge deal. We love sports, but what do we learn from playing sports? How do sports help us become better people? Here are 5 life skills that we learn while playing sports.
How to Work Hard
I do not know about you, but when I was playing sports as a kid it was hard work. Yes, it was fun, but I was beat after practice and games.
In the real world we have to work hard in our jobs and relationships. If we did not work hard, our dream of owning our small business or graduating college would never come true.
Sports teach us how to work our tails off, a great life lesson that will benefit us our entire life.
How To Work With A Team
Just because you are no longer playing sports does not mean you are not going to be working with a team. According to Harvard Business Review, 82% of us will have to work in a team during our career.
We all have those people in our company that are not team players. Typically, they do not make it very far, or do not have many friends. Sports has taught us the value of being a team player.
How to Be A Leader
Leadership is not for everyone, but at some point in our lives we are going to have to step up and lead. From the small task force at work to the big promotion, leadership is something we all need to master.
Through sports we learn how to led a team and produce the results we are looking for. Leaders are born through sports. Sports build the skill set to succeed as a leader.
“Let’s lose every game this year”, said no team ever.
I am sure you have had your annual review at work and set your goals for the upcoming year. Well, if you played sports this is no big deal. You have been setting goals your whole life. In addition, you have been putting in the hard work to accomplish these goals.
Setting goals is what separates great employees from mediocre employees. During our younger years on the football field, baseball diamond, or basketball court we learn how to set and achieve these goals.
How To Follow The Rules
Following the rules is important in everyday life. Now, if you ever played sports and tried to cheat you would eventually get caught. Maybe not the first time or second time, but at some point you would get caught and possibly cost your team a victory.
This is the same in life, but the stakes are much higher. If you cheat in life you could be fired or put in jail. The time in sports teaches how to follow the rules in life.
Many of us grew up playing sports. The life lessons that we learned at an early age help us in day to day life. As we become parents we want our children to learn these same lessons. Getting your child involved in sports is the BEST way to teach your child these valuable lessons. It is never too early to get your child in sports.
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