Sports Life Lesson 3: Be Coachable
“It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.” – John Wooden
Athletes come from a culture of teaching and learning and of constant constructive criticism from their coaches, team captains and teammates to help them learn more and play better. That experience sets athletes up to be much more receptive to feedback from managers and executives in the business and professional world, enabling them to continually improve and advance their careers.
Playing sports can and should be about more than just having fun. Through sports, you can learn amazing life lessons and develop valuable personal traits that will translate to success throughout your life, both personally and professionally. Some of the best athletes and coaches of all time have uttered powerful words on the formative powers of sports. Here’s a breakdown of 16 ways some of them have noted how playing sports make people more successful in life.