Saturday, November 17, 2007

Life is a Juggling Act

Amazing Juggling Finale
Ever feel like you were juggling more balls than you can handle? The life of a coach is much like that of a juggler. People expect jugglers to lightly toss balls in the air and gracefully catch and release them over and over again. The magic is the ease at which the juggler appears to gracefully be able to handle the task. Although, the task gets much more complex when the audience wants the juggler to move more quickly, juggle more than three balls, or even juggle a variety of objects. Sound like your coaching job?

Reading the article Life is a Juggling Act brought clarity to my feelings. On more than one occassion the last few weeks, I've felt like I was juggling too many balls. I felt like if I dropped even one, then the rest would ultimately come crashing down.

When I begin feeling like I am juggling too much, I try to get back to the basics and keep my eyes on the big picture. I prioritize and spend the majority of my time juggling the items that will help me get to my ultimate goal.

1 comment:

Melanie Holtsman said...

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!!!! I have had so many balls to juggle lately, despite the prioritizing I did drop a few for the first time ever. It gets me so upset and off kilter. Upon reflection, long after the fact, the one positive I can see is that people who always ask us, "How do you do it all?" see that sometimes we can't!