Lessons From Officiating (2)

Yesterday we talked about the lessons learned from how an official shared his knowledge of volleyball officiating with me.

Today, let’s talk about three things I think we can do as receivers of knowledge.

1) Be committed to being better in anything and everything that you do.  Whether it’s your job or a hobby be intentional about being better at it.  How much?  Even just one percent. (See Sept. 21 post)

2) Listen to learn.
Bryant McGill said “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”

Try not to listen to immediately think of a defensive response.  Listen out of respect, especially those with more knowledge in a subject matter than we have. 

3) Don’t be a fool. 
Take advantage of the opportunity to learn when it is given to you.

I mentioned yesterday that it was nice that I was asked if I wanted his input.  I would have been foolish to say no. 

As you go about your day consider the opportunities and moments you have to get better and step into them.

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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