No experience is wasted


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When legendary coach Phil Jackson was asked what was one of his greatest failures that later became one of his greatest assets, he recounted a time when he was playing for the New York Knicks that he’d suffered a debilitating back injury that had him sidelined for the season-the only thing he could do was watch his team win …without him. Not only was he physically injured, but he was emotionally injured as well.

As Jackson evolved from player to coach, the injury-what was once his lowest point in life became one of his greatest assets. Because of his injury and the aftershocks that ensued, Coach Jackson was able to get on his players’ level and get through to them because  he knew how his players felt not only physically but psychologically as well.

No experience is wasted…

You’ve gone through and experienced many hardships in life-not because life just likes to F with you-you’ve stooped into and rose from some of the lowest moments and captured wisdom in the process. But your wisdom isn’t all for you-wisdom isn’t life’s Grammy Award dished to you because you made it. The storied, low moments that you’ve gone through are meant to be shared through the relationships of those who are going through today.

In Life, we wear masks. We hide behind all kinds of masks in order to make it look like that we have it all together-that we’re OK, when in fact we are not. People aren’t starving to follow perfect people-people are yearning to follow imperfect people-those who are willing to share the tastes of their failures-those who are willing to raise their sleeves of life and show their scars just to let you know that you are not the only one. 

I know what it’s like to be picked last on every team…

I know what it feels like to have family members turn away and tell you that if you walk out don’t ever come back…

I know what it feels like to have my car repo’d, wages garnished, lights cut off, and to sit and wait for emergency food stamps…

I know what feels like to fail with the last 8,9,10 out of 10 customers…

I know what it feels like to have a negative balance in your checking account and what it’s like to start all over again…

I know what it’s like to feel shattered and it’s because I’ve been broken into a million pieces that I can sort through the pieces in order to rebuild a more refined life.

But my pieces aren’t only for me…some of my pieces are meant to be shared with others-to take fragments of my life to help others rebuild their fragmented lives as well.

Don’t waste your experiences…don’t hold them inside in order to hide from the world-they’re meant to be shared to help others while healing yourself.

I’ll see you on the Blacktop!

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