How are you when it comes to crunch time on your team? Do you want the ball, or would you rather it was in someone else’s hands?
Football season is almost here. And you may be thinking who’s going to carry the team this season.
John Elway is one catalyst I think of. And boy could the Broncos offense use him now… on the field.
If there are more talented and effective catalysts on your team, then you should not want to be the go-to player in a pinch. In those cases, the best thing you can do is get an “assist” by helping to put those people into position to benefit the team.
But if you avoid the spotlight because you ‘re afraid or because you haven’t worked as hard as you should to improve yourself, then you need to change your mind-set.
Put yourself on the road to improvement by doing the following three things:
Find a mentor.
Players become catalysts only with the help of people better than themselves. Find someone who makes things happen to help you along the way.
Begin a growth plan.
Put yourself on a program that will help you develop your skills and talents. You cannot take the team to a higher level if you haven’t gotten there.
Get out of your comfort zone.
You won’t know what you’re capable of until you try to go beyond what you’ve done before.
If you follow these three guidelines, you still may not become a catalyst, but you will at least become the best you can be—and that’s all that anyone can ask of you.
Which step will you take toward growth today?