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Explorations and Reflections

on awakening the true self  in education

  • Writer's pictureMick Scott

We're in Training

Here’s what we were taught: achieve success, and then you’ll be happy and satisfied.


  • We worked hard enough in school.

  • We worked hard enough at our jobs.

  • We worked hard enough at being good people.

  • Sure, we cut corners here and there, but we still cared and we’ve always had a good heart.

So why aren’t we happy and satisfied? Why haven’t we “made it” yet?

The boys were getting haircuts today and there was a TV on in the barbershop. The Orioles had just won and the head coach was being interviewed.

Professional athletes take their sports so seriously! Year-round training. Year-round evaluation. Year-round improvement. Year-round coaching. They’re professionals, and that’s how professionals show up.

We take our lives seriously too, but for some reason we don’t think of ourselves in training. We think we should have "made it" by now. We think the training ended in high school or college. We think the training ended when we got out on our own. We think the training ended when we achieved this or that “success.”

But there’s never any “making it” in this life. We’re in year-round training, whether we like it or not.

Have you been showing up to your training? Taking care of your body? Taking care of your mind? Taking care of your emotions, your spirit, your relationships?

Staying “in shape” - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually - it takes something. Being our best - it takes something. It takes training.

It's the game I'm in for myself and my clients: we’re in training to be our best in all the areas of life that matter to us.

What does the top NBA team do after they win the championships and celebrate a little bit? They get back to training.

What does the top NFL team do after they win the Super Bowl and celebrate a little bit? They get back to training.

What does the top MLB team do after they win the World Series and celebrate a little bit? They get back to training.

There’s no “making it” in this game of life - not when you’re committed to showing up and being your best.

Being our best takes something. Yes, please relax and enjoy the ride as much as possible. But keep showing up for training.

Thanks so much for engaging with my work. 🙏❤️

P.S. As a transformational coach, I help people move beyond their self-imposed limitations to live their best lives and feel amazing. If you’re interested in finding out how I can support you, reach out and let’s talk. 💌

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