“Only a life lived for others is worth living” — Albert Einstein
Today was the end of our children’s soccer season. I coached my younger son’s team. We had a year of ups and downs, but really finished the year on a high note. It was a fun year (we have a season in the fall and spring) and I had a lot of fun coaching. We celebrated the end of the season, not because we won, but because we improved and grew as a team. So, the question is, was coaching this team all worth the time and effort that went into it?
It’s all worth it because at the end of the season I feel like I have helped someone else (the kids on the team), I have developed relationships, and I feel appreciated. Am I always reminded of this? No. And I’m sure you’re not either all the time. Sometimes will be difficult, and some will be easier. Sometimes the difficult times lead to great lessons. In the end, what you put in is what you get out. And, I believe that if you feel work work is appreciated, and you feel you are helping someone else — that is what makes it worth it to you too.
So, think about those times in your life where you have all this in harmony. And be thankful for the moments you have like this that really make it all worth it.