I've got a super important topic that to share on the blog today. As athletes, we tend to get wrapped up in our identity in our sport as an athlete. I am completely guilty of this and struggled with this a ton when I was done playing soccer. It is important to find your identity outside of sports because one day, you won't play sports anymore...
You have to figure out who you are.
So who are you?
The first thing that you need to do to find your identity outside of sports, is to realize that sports is what you do, NOT who you are. It takes a little bit of self awareness and a little bit of thought to figure this out.
Number two is to find new passions, learn new things, and gain confidence in doing things other than just your sport. When you gain confidence and try new things outside of your sport, you gain confidence as a person. Try new things that you can gain confidence in to prove to yourself that you are a confident person.
Number three is to realize that when you're done playing your sport, it's going to be a transition.
I can tell you from experience when I got done playing my last game, I was so incredibly sad. And it's okay to be sad.
If you do these things, you will be able to succeed in whatever you do, because you know who you are as a person, and you are confident in yourself as a person, not just as an athlete.
I want you to do the inner work and figure out who you are outside of sports. I promise if you do that, your transition from sports to your career, to your family life is going to be much smoother.
It you're a parent of a daughter, join my private Facebook group, Alpha Girl Confidence! This group is an awesome community of parents and coaches who all want the same thing... To help girl athletes become more confident! I can't wait to see you there!