Iron sharpens iron. In order to succeed in our lives, whether it be in work or in play, the importance of having a mentor(s) or a person who we look up to, can’t be stressed enough. For the most part I like to think that it is human nature to strive to be better and athletic ventures are no different. There are a few exceptions to every rule out there, but most of the crowds that I dabble in set goals for themselves, whether it be in their jobs or in play, and strive for growth.
I have plenty of mentors for different aspects in my life and I have found myself reflecting on their importance more often lately. Some know that I view them as a mentor, some do not. Regardless, I reach out to them when I need advice, want to bounce ideas around, need a fist bump (or sometimes a hug, shocking I know), or simply need to be inspired. Some, I follow on social media, some in type and text, some in social circles, and some in their careers, but I assure you they all serve a purpose. I should be clear, these are not people I’m jealous of or covet, rather they are people who I admire and know I can learn from.
I challenge you to find a person(s) who can push you outside of your box to be a better person or athlete. Find one for all aspects of your life. Write their names down and visit the list often. I promise you won’t regret it.