I personally refer to our Saturday morning basketball pick-up games as the “Discovery Well Park League.” It sure makes it sound official and like quality basketball skills are demonstrated. The kids of some of the participants call it the “old man basketball league.” Some of our spouses just call it “an accident waiting to happen.” They are all right. This NY Times article by Bill Glovin from 15 Feb 2009 describes 50 year old hoop leagues better than I ever can (NY Times).
Sam had been missing, as some of us do now, and then for a couple months. When I asked him where he was, Sam said “life” had taken over and he had to reset Saturday mornings as a priority for himself. The statement made me think. As leaders, we are often servants to our teams, communities, religions and families. I know I need to work-out consistently to be the best to the people I serve. I have seen leaders that do not take the time to understand themselves, meet those needs and do the best for their teams.
Do you believe in this inner leader need? What is yours and how do you make time for it?