Assistant Athletic Director: Strength &
Conditioning - The Citadel
Adapted from Habitudes by Tim Elmore:
Imagine a brand new bakery opens on your block. It’s
the talk of the town. People line up to get a taste of the baker’s
exclusive treats. You go in and watch the baker in amazement.
He’s a one-man show 먹튀. Not only is he a genius baker. He cleans,
rings, greets and serves his customers.
The buzz continues and the crowd grows. You visit
regularly and begin to notice something after three short
months. The baker doesn’t have enough help, but persists in
trying to do it all. He prides himself in all areas of his business
and can’t let any responsibility go. He hustles so hard,
sometimes skipping meals, and even spends all night at work.
His hustle is feeding the customers, but starving himself. If
this continues, his exhaustion will turn into burnout and
ultimately a failed business.
Leaders can place so much focus on feeding others that
they forget to feed themselves. You can’t do your best work if
you’re starving - physically, mentally, or emotionally. We must
nourish ourselves if we plan to stay effective. An empty cup
cannot pour into another.
What are you doing to invest in your personal well
being beyond physical training?
What are strategies you can use to keep your cup full
now and in the future?