Count them ALL
Fitting note for my birthday, when most will share congratulations for a ‘whole year of life lived.’
The truth time changes when looked at differently. A lesson I learned and will never forget, especially with so many ‘lasts’ and ‘firsts’ on the horizon. One more season at UNC does not exist. There is a very specific number of games, practices, and minutes around the team.
Only God knows this exact time, but you can still operate like it is ticking, because it is. Nothing will make it go faster, so have patiences, but there is no getting it back, so URGENCY.
“Patience is for the long term; speed is for the short term. The pressure that builds between the two produces the diamond.”
What if you looked at your career this way?
I only have 20+ games this year to make it happen.
There are only 100+ practices this season with these players.
Those practices are only 2 hours max.
You don't have 'time' - you have 'moments'
You will start to put more focus on the MINUTE.
"if you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run, yours is the Earth, and everything that is in it..."
This pressure will begin to elevate your performance simply because of your shift in how you look at time. Best is, this will transcend all aspects of life.
You do not have “7 years left with my Grandparents.” There are a very specific amount of moments, and recognizing this truth will make them unforgettable. I encourage you to bring more clarity to this perspective.
I am grateful for the moments it allowed me to be fully present in. My senior year was not a senior “year.” It was my final consistent moments at a place I loved, and each moment was able to be cherished. Looking at this final run of practices and games at UNC will not only create a level of urgency and focus like I’ve never had before, but it will allow me to leave with no regrets.
In the end, time never loses. But, how we look at the time we have will help us WIN while we are here. All the time we have is right in front of us.
Keep going - keep growing.
Live on Purpose,