With the recent passing of legendary basketball coach Don Meyer, I got to reflect on the trait about coach that I personally admired most. I didn’t really know coach. I met him a time or two in passing and I followed his programs from afar, and over the years have amassed a large collection of his coaching notes that have been passed down to me. I do though feel very confident in saying that Coach Don Meyer was a leader, basketball fanatic, and what is a rapidly dying characteristic in coaching, a TRUE student of the game!
Why is it so difficult to treat each and every person you come in contact with the same courtesy? Is it too difficult for each interaction you encounter to be filled with positive energy, genuineness as you cross their path, as if they were your personal guests? Whether simply passing someone in the hall, a meeting with a friend, or potentially someone you service through your occupation, would it not be energizing if you touched everyone as if they were family to an extent?