I can’t keep this to myself. I learned something during a recent, first-of-its-kind Mindful Parenting conference. I shared this with my husband, my children and a few friends and now you. We are talking change-the-world kind of stuff.
You’re welcome, in advance.
I am not claiming this information as my own or suggesting I know Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry or any member of the World Champion Golden State Warriors basketball team. What I learned was parlayed by my dear friend and much admired colleague, mindfulness teacher, and mentor Alex Peavey
To be a Golden State Warrior, 4 things are required.
Joy – Every team member must bring a sense of joy to the court. Happiness and gratitude need to be there and easily noticed to be a Warrior.
Mindfulness – Each Golden State Warrior must bring a sense of presence, an awareness of THIS CURRENT MOMENT. Warriors must check unnecessary static (commonly referred to as bullish*t) at the gym door. Anything that doesn’t serve the required tasks has no home in a Golden State Warrior locker.
Compassion – Literally meaning ‘to suffer with’ compassion is required to demonstrate the Golden State Warriors as one body, sharing one breath moving as one unit to celebrate, contemplate and evaluate and authenticate their god-given talents as athletes. They share the highs and the lows as one.
Competition – Each GSW must have a desire to get better, to improve, to never stop learning or dreaming big – VERY BIG.
These are their core values. Not once does Coach Steve Kerr mention winning.
And yet they are the winningest basketball team in history.
This mindfulness thing, it works.
With awareness, I am convinced we can change the world. And become world champions. Just ask a Golden State Warrior.
Or Alex Peavey
You can learn more about Steve Kerr’s philosophies here.
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