The growth of anything relies on people buying into whatever you’re selling. Whether it’s a physical product, or an ideal it’s about the people who get behind it.
Floorball is no different. Over the years I’ve met many people, and had many conversation about this sport. The general consensus I’ve heard is that it seems like a great sport. Some of these same people have jumped full steam into the sport. At the very least they’ve become a fan of it, and see the same value I see. The difference I’ve found is that too often people want things but don’t want to put in the work.
It’s easy to have conversations talking about what you want done. It’s a completely different component to act and get things done. In the past four years I’ve been fortunate to meet many wonderful people in the Floorball world. Those who are active in building the sport have my gratitude. I also look to these people to challenge and push me in my own journey. There is no singular business or person who controls the sport. The more people get involved the more awareness and fresh ideas come into the mix. This pushes everyone forward and I celebrate it.
Building anything from the ground up takes a lot of effort. I’ve done it plenty of times over my life. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing. Despite the struggles and challenges that occur in the end it’s about the process for me. I’ve seen my fair share of struggles along the way. It’s never deterred me from focusing on the end result. That end result doesn’t start or end with me. The truth is we need more people to get involved.
Whatever method you may think this sport need to take it hinges on people taking action. That action requires people to get off the sidelines and get their hands dirty. I’ve spoken at length about the need for this in the past. If you go through my blogs I’ve outlined how to do that. This is part of mission. To show people how to do it not by words, but by action. I’ve also worked hard to act in spite of some people and situations. Nothing happens overnight, but by working towards an end goal you have something to work towards. Everything you do isn’t going to be successful, but that doesn’t always mean you don’t try. Fear is the greatest threat to action. Through action you open up opportunities for something to happen. Doing so, in many ways, will ultimately surprise you.
You can come up with a multitude of excuses. I know them all. I had many when I started. Once I started the ball got rolling. Once it started I haven’t stopped. In fact it’s only picked up steam. I’m excited for the growth of my Floorball programs over the future. I hope you decide to get off the fence and join me in this quest.