Chase something...

So that if you try hard enough... one day you will catch it. About six months ago, my best friend Steve and I realized that we wanted to coach a basketball team. We emailed/called a variety of different places in our city and eventually one head coach got back to us. For two hours every Saturday for the past five months we have had the absolute pleasure of living out our dream.

I have always been inspired by coaches. To this day, I still remember words that my middle school basketball coach told me almost 10 years ago. Over the years, there has been one idea that acted as the common denominator between all the coaches I've had. That is the idea of chasing something. Whether it be a dream or a loose basketball, you should always be chasing something. 

Everyone who has received some form of career/life advice from anyone can recall the phrase, "Find something you are passionate about doing, and do it." Easier said than done, that's for sure; however, this doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Time is not an excuse, if you do in fact manage to find something that truly excites you... time won't even be a factor. You will invent time if you have to. 

Just take a look at some of the most successful people in our world today (Take your pick really.. my choices right now would be Mark Zuckerberg, Gary Vaynerchuk and Leo Laporte). All of these people at one point in their lives (and quite possibly even right now) have chased something. I'd even go so far as to say that they will always be chasing something. 

So what do you do when you've caught what you're chasing? You soak it in. You cherish the moment and make it last as long as you possibly can. In some cases you will likely stop chasing. In other cases.. chase something new.