Born To

I know it is hard to believe but I was watching a basketball game recently and the announcer made the comment that one of the head coaches was “born to coach”.

We’ve heard it said more than once about people in many different areas of work and life. I’ve also heard it said that some were “born to be musicians”. Speaking of musicians one said we were “Born to Run”. (sorry)

On a more thoughtful note when the phrase was said it got me thinking. If we’re honest we have and may still ask “what was I born to do”? I know I have asked myself in reflective moments and still do at times.

Being an educator is what I’ve done to make a living. It’s what I’ve done to support my family. Is that what I was born to do?

Here is what I do believe you and I should be about in regards to the “born to” discussion.

You were born to live.
You were born to lead.
You were born to dream.
You were born to love.
You were born to learn.
You were born to grow.

You were also born to be.

You were born to be kind.
You were born to show grace.
You were born to offer encouragement.
You were born to be a blessing and serve others.

What line of work you do it in varies and may change at times. No matter what you do now, or what you may do in the future, it is essential that you do what you were born to do and what you were born to be.

If you can do that I believe you will be blessed and be a blessing to others.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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