My advice to the young men I’ve coached
Some of you are setting to graduate high school in the coming weeks. Others are beginning to enter their senior year. Maybe your just finished your first year of college or are going right into the workforce. You are at a very defining point in life where your path will be set. For what it’s worth, this is a quick summary of my advice to you.
One of the biggest lies you are told in high school is when teachers says “you wont get away with this in college.” The truth is, you are currently being held to some of the highest standards of your life. You must be in your desk for first period by the bell in the 7am hour. One minute late is not acceptable. Late work isn’t accepted, and if it is, it is penalized. You are pressed to be heavily involved, be it in sports or other extracurricular activities on top of the full time job of being a student.
We are entering a period of time of consistently lowered standards for adults. The truth is, once you graduate high school, and enter adulthood, you need to take it upon yourself to set your own standards. And you do it for YOU. Not because someone is forcing you to. Here’s the tough part; you have to live up to those standards you set for yourself. Here is a list of my suggestions.
Now go kill it!