So what’s the point?
For all those youngsters out there, for all those parents contemplating kids soccer, START! JOIN UP! ENROL! Whatever tickles your fancy.
Start before you’re ready.
Don’t wait for the perfect time. Don’t wait until you’ve thought it through. Don’t wait until the stars have aligned with your horoscope or any other form of mambo jumbo.
Stop thinking, tossing and turning and dive into the world game with both feet. I can still hear you,
“I’m getting ready to start!” Ready? No need to get ready, wack on the boots.
“I’m waiting to get fit!” I’m also waiting for Santa Claus. Fitness comes from playing, not waiting.
“I’m starting in 2 months!” This sounds like a serious case of Soccrastination.
The longer you wait. The longer you plan. The longer you soccrastinate, the more time you have to talk yourself out of it.
The status quo loves it when you hesitate, when you wait for the right time. When is the right time anyway?
Like I’ve mentioned above, just start. When you start, the Soccer Gods will smile upon you. Great things will happen when you start. You open yourself to a world of opportunity, friends, health and that elusive manager holding a million dollar contract.
The enemy here is not Soccer. It’s not difficult to play the game. The enemy is soccrastination.
When you finally think you’re ready, trust me, it’s too late, the moment has passed. If you need a reminder, here it is, tick, tick, tick! The Wonder years are just that, years.
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars.”