Is the life of a top athlete all about sunshine and rainbows? certainly not! The positive result is shown, but how do you get there? Which mountains did I have to climb to get where I am now? What is my inner strength?
After a turbulent start of my life (sickness and countless operations) and still under medical supervision and the necessary medication, I managed to become the Best Player in the world. After growing up in Den Helder, I moved in 2010 for the first time in my life, to do it drastically from the start directly on my own, more than 2 hours away from home and home to Arnhem. Arnhem? Yes! to the topsport center Papendal to be able to train at the highest level with the best trainers / coaches of the world at the CTO (Center of Topsport and Education) and to study at the Johan Cruyff University in Amsterdam.
Slowly I came to understand my own basic or core values. STRENGTH.
Strength to stop attackers.
Strength to bypass defenders.
Strength to continue.
Giving strength to my team.
Receive strength from my team.
You may think with the latter: "huh? Serious?". Yes, without the team around me and my teammates I would never get this far. Sometimes a simple screen or block is ultimately the most important tactic. Without a pass or assist it is difficult to score. In every situation you can think of, there is an example to draw the same from the sport. That a colleague helps you to meet your deadline or you can submit a research report where necessary figures are found. The possibilities are endless!
Is your base strong?
Without a basis you will not get anywhere, do you know your core values? The core values of your close colleague or competitor? Are these core values strong enough as a fundament? I want to take you on a journey to deepen your core values and to look at possibilities.