There is a story about a father who bought his daughter a car. It was an older car so the young lady wasn’t really sure of what she had. A car lot told her it was worth about a $1,000. A pawn shop told her it was worth about $100. Both of these places saw an old car that was pretty well worn out. Then she took the car to a car show and found out that there were many people there willing to give her $100,000 or more because this old, worn out car was really a collector’s item.
The value of something is always influenced by where we are and who is judging it. The moral to the story was a simple one. ” The right place values you the right way. If you are not valued do not be angry, you are just in the wrong place. Those who know your value are those that appreciate you…never stay in a place where no one sees your value.”
Whether you are a player or a coach, this message is a powerful one. When you find the right place, you will find the right people.