Life Lessons Learned from Sports

At Blue Chip Endeavors, we love watching a good game, and really admire the hard work, determination and raw talent of the athletes that provide such awesome entertainment.

As the NBA tournament heats up, we can’t help but think about the intensity of the game and how these talented players have come to be so skilled and successful.

There’s a lot that can be learned from athletes and the way that they prepare and play the game. In fact, their way of life can be applied to any walk of life and result in the same success!

See how the rules of sport can apply to your life!

  1. Show up. The old adage is true in sports and in life, (barring some exceptions, of course); “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up!”.
  2. Play by the rules. Like every game in sports, life has a set of “rules”, or code of conduct that everyone should abide by. It’s important to live by life’s rules, follow laws, and live by your own personal code of ethics and values.
  3. Communicate. Without proper and effective communication, sports teams simply wouldn’t be able to perform as a cohesive unit. In life, you can’t have healthy, productive relationships if you can’t communicate efficiently.
  4. Practice. You wouldn’t expect an athlete to put on a game-winning performance without lots and lots of practice under their belt. The same goes for any other aspect in life. If you want to be great, you’ve got to practice, and you’ve got to practice all the time.
  5. Commit. Athletes don’t throw in the towel when they get tired or when they lose one game. Sports requires major commitment. So, do most major goals in life. If you really want something, you’ve got to be committed and dedicated to your vision.
  6. Get back up. In sports, athletes have to be able to bounce back from a loss and get their heads back in the game quickly. Life is full of losses and failures. It’s a necessity to be able to learn from the bumps in the road, pick yourself back up and get back in the fight!
  7. Take direction. To get ahead in both sports and in life, it’s crucial to be coachable. There is always something new to learn, and always someone to learn from.
  8. Self-motivate. It’s important to find the spark within yourself that keeps you going instead of relying on external factors.

Next time you’re watching a sport, think about all of the effort and discipline that goes into forming a great team, and how strategic every game is. There’s so much to learn from athletes and sports, and all of it can be applied to our daily lives!

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