Countless Stars, 5000 Visits, and 25 Things I Know

This entry is part 4 of 28 in the series Leadership

NC State University just posted a visualization of the 100,ooo stars “closest to us”.(Use Google Chrome) Our definition of close doesn’t work very well relative to the universe. Anyway, there are a few hundred billion stars in the Milky Way. Scientists estimate 500 billion galaxies in the universe. They don’t really even know if that’s accurate.

This blog has just reached the 5000th (actually 32,000 now) visitor. I know that may seem minimal in the scope of the universe. I’m sure Google gets 5000 visits every second. To me, 5000 visits is pretty freaking cool.

I don’t know who you all are. For all I know it may be the same 10 people coming back 500 times. It may be 500 people visiting 10 times. I don’t know how many galaxies are in our universe. I don’t know how much this blog is helping develop our game. However, here are 25 things I do know.

  1. I’m blessed beyond measure to be able to experience this humbling opportunity.
  2. You’re from all around the world.
  3. I appreciate your interest in my blog.
  4. I wish I knew who the 5000th visitor was.
  5. I’m amazed by the power of the internet.
  6. I love this game.
  7. It’s the greatest game on the planet.
  8. Players make this game great.
  9. Coaches are overrated for the wrong things.
  10. Coaches are under appreciated for the right things.
  11. This game can get better.
  12. This game needs everyone to make it better.
  13. Our players need to get better.
  14. Our players need us to get better.
  15. We need to share more with each other.
  16. We all have more to give.
  17. There are people who want to learn.
  18. What I’m writing is valuable.
  19. There’s a lot I don’t know.
  20. This experience has been enlightening for me.
  21. I’m going to learn more as I continue writing.
  22. We all have a responsibility to learn.
  23. No one has all the answers.
  24. The more we work together, the better we’ll be.
  25. I’m going to keep pushing forward with this blog.
If you ever think you know it all, ask yourself how many stars there are in the universe. Then when you realize just how insignificant you are, you realize that one of those trillions of stars is critical to our ability to sustain life. Without that single star that we call the sun, we wouldn’t have much of a planet. So while this blog is probably one of trillions, I hope my thoughts and experiences can shed light on some things that will help others be better at teaching and playing the greatest game on earth.
Or maybe just being better in general.
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