THE POWER OF MISSION
“Everyone’s task is unique.”Vicktor Frankl
When you are on a mission, you aren’t just winning championships or building businesses, you are developing leaders and creating futures. Mission can be defined as what you want to accomplish as a human being and leader.
Mission is the driver behind everything you do.
My mission finds its origin in childhood loss and setbacks. At eight years of age, after a game of tennis, I came home to a letter in the mailbox—my mom moved out. Five years later, my dad, who also served as my tennis visionary, passed away.
As a result, in addition to being handed some serious emotional baggage, I failed to maximize my potential on a go-forward basis both academically and athletically.
Today, it should come as no surprise that my life and business mission is to maximize potential. For example, at McKendree Men’s and Women’s Tennis, we’re totally committed to helping our student-athletes become the best versions of themselves.
There’s nothing I hate more than wasted potential.René Vidal
What drives you to succeed? This is a very important question. Insurance magnate W. Clement Stone said, “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand.”
Communicate Your Mission
- Keep it simple and concise.
- A child should be able to understand it.
- You should be able to state in even in your sleep.
My mission is to maximize potential.René Vidal
Everything that I’m after, from coaching unshakable confidence to creating unprecedented results, the focus to maximize potential is at the center of it all.
That’s why I practice expanding my mission one point, one engagement, and one day at a time.
What are you willing to go to the mat for?Power Question
© René Vidal
A 7-time NCAA championship coach, René Vidal serves as head coach at McKendree Tennis and founder of Vidal Peak Performance, an executive coaching company for CEOs, business owners, and sales teams. To learn more, email: email@example.com.