KD made me think...

Quick Thought today while it's on my head...

First off, I hope everyone enjoyed the 3 day weekend...

The huge news of the weekend was Kevin Durant making his decision to make a move to Golden State leaving behind a franchise that he basically started in Oklahoma City. Interesting enough, the keyboard sports anchors and prognosticators began giving their opinions of the decision and how it'd effect his future. One major key that I have thought about more than anything is the question of Durant's "legacy" and how it applies to other aspects of our regular non-millionaire lives.

Winston Churchill stated, "To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often." 

Fact is, most of us are deathly afraid of change. The unknown scares us, the cloth of comfortable circumstances and people soothes, and entering a new place raises insecurities. In the olden days, we applaud and revel in our grandparents and their 50 year anniversaries, Eddie Robinson spending his entire career at Grambling, Dirk re-upping his contract to stay in Dallas although the team around him is terrible.

Stability, Consistency, Loyalty...We use these terms because it shows stick-to-it-ness, as well as something we all strive to be. Yet, most times...it doesn't happen like that most times anymore.

I started my coaching career at Green Oaks seven years ago and I spent my first 6 at the same school. Working for many different coaches, I witnessed the best and the worse in coaches, experiences. I want to be a Head Coach more than anything and as I began interviewing for Head Coaching positions, I wasn't qualified enough, not experienced enough, I realized then, that I needed to be in an opportunity to improve; have more responsibility and get out of my comfort zone.. Two years and two schools later. I think I'm finally in a position to gain the experience that I think I need in order to achieve my dreams and thhat requires leaving people, leaving kids, ending relationships.

I say that to say this...I don't knock KD one bit for moving out West. If he feels that his previous situation wasn't going to get him where he wanted to be then why would he stay? For the fans, his teammates, the owners? Of course not, its all a business, we are all out for ourselves and the sooner we begin taking charge of our circumstances the happier and healthier we'd be.

If you relationship stinks...move on.
Job is unfulfilling...find a new job.

I don't think anyone deserves to be forced to stay anywhere they aren't fulfilled and happy becuase other people will feel some type a way about what you decide to do with your life. We deserve to chase love and happiness. We deserve to chase promotion. We deserve to chase championships. We deserve to leave people behind for increase. We deserve Peace of Mind. Everyone will not party in your honor. Yet, you deserve to feel secure in your decisions because you were brave and strong enough to make them and not feel the least bit bad about them.

Go forward and be great my friends.

Progressing Daily, MCW


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