I've had this website for the past year now. I set it up just to throw some stuff on the web because that's what you do these days right? You set it up, say your piece and let it be. I quickly learned that that's not the most effective way to use this resource. This got me to thinking and looking for ways to make the site better, more useful, and function is a way that is purposeful. I didn't know all the capabilities of this platform so I thought it was only good for "little websites". It took me a while to even try it out because it didn't seem that impressive in the first place. Mind you, this is an assumption based on no research or inquiry into what it could do, how it could benefit me, or give me the ability to creatively express myself. This platform has so much depth that I haven't even scratched the surface of yet, but the more I learn, the more powerful I see it can be if I use it properly and to it's fullest potential.
My ignorance of the potential of this platform leads me to think about athletes (most things do lol). Some think that their only function is to use their bodies for physical entertainment. Some don't know the capabilities they have because they haven't researched or inquired about what it takes to reach their fullest potential as a human being. Their purpose isn't clear and they see themselves as unimpressive so they don't even try to step outside the "norm" and explore.
I think it's a disservice to encourage sports participation and it's benefits as an ends instead of as a means. If the people that work with them don't encourage them to inquire, learn, and figure out what they are, there's no way they will discover what their greatest potential is. They will continue to see themselves as a single function entity when they could be operating at a higher level. You don't know what you can do until you try.
Here are 3 questions to ask yourself to start the inquiry.
- What do I like to do?
- When was the last time I was proud of myself?
- The last time something disappointing happened, why did it affect me so much?
What is your favorite question to ask yourself when you are doing self inquiry? Leave your comments below.