Someone once told me that I shouldn’t teach what I don’t already do.
I like to think that I walk the talk. My daily blog and book, “Game. Set. Life.” are comprised of my research on the greatest athletes, professionals and performers in history, but they also include my own experiences.
I practice what I preach. By no means am I perfect, but I certainly apply the principles to my own life.
Knowledge is great, but you have to experience life. I once asked one of my yoga instructors what a good yoga book was to read and he said, “Just practice yoga for a while – experience it, then you will understand the books. If you just read, you will not fully comprehend.” He was right.
Let me tell you one of my favorite stories…
A woman went up to Mahatma Gandhi and said, “Can you please tell my son to stop eating sugar?”
Gandhi replied, “Come back in two weeks and I will tell him.”
So two weeks go by and sure enough, the woman came back and Gandhi said to the young boy, “Stop eating sugar.”
The woman was grateful, yet puzzled. “Why did you tell me to come back? You could have told him the same thing two weeks ago.”
“Because two weeks ago I was eating sugar.”
Lead by example.
Thanks for reading.