Becoming Your Best You

By: Jennifer Hefner





BECOMING YOUR BEST YOU

“WE CANNOT BECOME WHAT WE WANT

BY REMAINING WHAT WE ARE”

~ Max Depree~


If you could paint the perfect picture of the YOU of your dreams, what would that look like? Have you ever stopped to think about what you would like your best self to be? Do you view yourself as worthy of a healthy, happy self? Have you ever looked at someone you admire and wonder what it is they do to be so healthy, energetic, and thriving?


Working with my college student athletes, I always challenge them to push themselves out of their comfort zone, to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This helps athletes compete at a high level and perform under pressure. Sometimes my players need a push to understand that college academics and athletics requires more from them than what they were accustomed to in high school. I always tell them to recognize a teammate that is successful both in the classroom and on the court. Watch what they do, ask them about their training in the off-season, ask them how they organize their time.

For any of us working on becoming the best versions of ourselves, we should be looking for inspiration just like my college players. Surround yourself with positive people. I truly