The Answer(s)

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I am quite wary of someone who has the answer and even more wary of someone who has all the answers. I know there was a time early in my career when I thought I had the answers. However it did not take long to be humbled. I quickly realized that those who I was learning the most from and those who were most successful where not the people with the answers but those with the questions. As I have progressed in my career I have see this reinforced daily. I know now after 45 years of coaching and 68 years of life that learning is all about asking questions. Asking pointed intelligent questions will not always lead to answers but may lead to more questions and that is OK. That is the joy of discovery and learning to improve ourselves to make our athletes better. The words of Gertrude Stein come to mind: “The answer is there is no answer.”

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