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My Journey to My Old Passion

For us Basketball fans, we have been enjoying some NBA games, but the intensity is not there yet (I guess we will have to wait until the play offs). I didn't think the Raptors would have a slow start given the fact that they won so many games in pre-season. But again, that was pre-season. Now the serious stuff is happening.

There is also high expectations from the Lakers fans now that they have a bunch of Superstars playing together. Their management doesn't play games though. They just fired the coach after only five games into the season. I was shocked when I heard that. I mean, it is an 82 game season and the coach is fired after only five games!?!! They don't mess around.

A few weeks ago I was doing some homework that my coach Charlie gave me, and I was surprised how coaching basketball was coming back all the times as the one thing I miss the most doing. I have been involved with the game for almost twenty seven years (now you have an idea how old I am), but coaching has been the most fulfilling part of all. I really miss it. No wonder it was coming back again and again in my thoughts.

Just the other day, some friends came over at our house to see our baby. As we were chatting, one of them said that he was approached by a school asking him to coach their Basketball team, but he had to turn it down because he could not find the time to do it. I was like “are you serious!!!”. I have been looking for that opportunity for weeks now! So, he is going to ask if they still need a coach. Boy, if that goes through I would be in heaven.

That is how powerful a thought can be. When we think about something (good or bad) over and over again, that thought can attract other similar thoughts; and before you know it, that thought can manifest itself into physical form (hey, I didn't come up with that stuff. I read it somewhere...). Have you thought about someone that you haven't seen for a while, and then, bam! You get a phone call from him or her? Your thought attracted that person.

I mean, what are the odds? For weeks I have been thinking about coaching Basketball again, and this friend of mine just came up with an opportunity! I don't know if I will get it or not, but the simple fact that there is a possibility got me so excited man!

Can I guess something? That project of yours that you have been thinking about starting (yes, that one that you are about to give up...). My guess is that you haven't been thinking about it long enough. Try some more. Before you know it, that simple thought will attract another one, and an other one. Then, you will meet people with similar dreams. You will start sharing your ideas, and very soon, that guy with bunch of cash in his bank account who does not know what to do with it will hear about your idea. He will make you an offer that you won't be able to refuse....Bam! Your project will become a reality.

Maybe I am dreaming a little (or maybe not). Just something to think about. (Here I, talking about a thought again...)

Moral of the story? Do you want to make your dreams come true? Just think about them all the time and you will be coaching Basketball.

Always a pleasure

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