Desiderate –Max Ehrman, Circa 1920[My Wish For Post Pandemic Coaching] –Koach Karl Circa 2020
Go placidly amid the noise and haste…; [of soccer games] and remember what peace there may be in silence. [Observe & Take Notes].
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. [Referees, Opposing coaches, Players and Parents.]
Speak your truth quietly and clearly…; [Before the game, during half-time and after the game] and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. [Listen today, whatever you do; or, they won’t be there in the future to listen to you.]
Avoid loud and aggressive persons…; [Surely you know why?] they are vexations to the spirit. [They will annoy and irritate you and that is guaranteed].
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. [No detailed comment necessary because you are different from everyone else and that makes you special]. (READ ON) …