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Start with WHY & You'll Find a Better Way - SAVI Performance - #47

SAVI Performance
The truth is I was a little scared. We were searched for weapons and told not to pass anything to the inmates or we would risk imprisonment ourselves.
We waited in a small hallway outside of the max security block. All we could hear was the sound of hundreds of raucous inmates on the other side of the block wall.
We were about to play a basketball game against an all-star team comprised of prisoners sentenced for 30 years to life for serious crimes, including murder. I had a different kind of nervousness for this game.
The entire max security block was watching, the court was rough, surrounded by cells overlooking the pavement. The tops of the walls covered in barbed wire. I was a different kind of nervous than I’d ever felt before a basketball game.
It was surreal and more than a little scary to be playing basketball against these men, in these conditions with the guards and other prisoners watching. In that moment, when things were unclear and my vision was clouded by doubt, I had a moment of clarity.

Wait...WHAT am I even doing here?
How do I feel about looking a killer in the eye?
Why would I share a game with people who have committed terrible crimes?
How in the world can I be fist bumping and hugging men who I would be nervous to meet on the street?
These were the questions overwhelming my mind as we walked onto the uneven blacktop to play the prison game.
When in doubt, ZOOM OUT
I paused and prayed.
God reminded me that no person is beyond redemption. He reminded me that all have sinned and fallen short. I’m on a mission to spread the light and love of God through the game of basketball.
I believe that regardless of what anyone has done in the past, they can change. They can be better. The can choose a new path.
I’m here to help.
When I was zoomed in on how I felt in the moment, I was agitated, confused and fearful.
When I zoomed out to my core beliefs things became crystal clear.
We played the most memorable game of my life. We shared the good news of hope and redemption.
Lives were changed, including my own.
TAKE ACTION
In any moment of doubt, fear or confusion, the solution is to zoom out and remember your WHY. When you do, you’ll often find a new way, new perspective and deeper determination.
On your journey there will be many times where you don’t know the right path to take and you feel discouraged.
In your season you will lose sight of where you’re going and feel like you’re making no progress at all.
During your day there are times where you lack energy and don’t want to give your best.
Zoom out and remember your WHY.
I’m Tyler and I’m here to help.
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Tyler Coston
Tyler Coston @tylercoston

I coach coaches.

Christ Follower. Keynote Speaker. Program Clinician. Creator of the LockLeft Defense, Race&Space Offense & SAVI Shooting System.

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