A Greater Purpose
Working extremely hard for a lofty goal or big dream, welcome to the life of many. We spend our lives trying to conquer one goal and then another and then another, never looking back to celebrate what you have achieved or to just observe and appreciate the journey of each accomplishment or even each failure. I have many mottos, but one that I enjoy is 'get 1% better everyday and after a year you will be 365% better than when you started'. I have focused so much on that goal and I would get better 1% each day and sometimes more, I would forget to see what was happening right in front of me: see the people, the landscape, the beauty and growth of life in general.
In my pursuit of being a men's coach at the highest level, I have worked, studied and hustled with a lot of sweat, but with all of those achievements of successes and failures, triumphs and pain, I would not trade any of it for immediate success. Well, actually that would have been nice (lol), but all of those situations have shaped and molded me to who I am. It has built endurance, patience, and even more determination, but also, love and eyes for those around me.
Getting an invite to coach in India for the next 6 months is an opportunity that I am looking forward to. I am anticipating working with all the athletes and staff members, but am also looking forward to traveling to a new country and being with people I can serve. Please know that I still have the love, determination, work ethic, passion and hustle for coaching and achieving my goals, but I am able to see the bigger picture and live my life for more than myself. Life is about relationships. When Christ was here, His main goal was to die for our sins, but He wasn't so focused on that, that He forgot about the 33 years leading up to it. He loved, taught, served and changed lives. That is where I am. I am 32 years young and am leading up to my main goal.
India is an experience that I am genuinely excited about. I am prepared for the basketball, the work, and everything in between.
1/1/2019 01:08:13 pm
I am so immensely proud of you and so happy that you are getting this experience. Take it all in and just remember to breathe and cherish the time you have there. You have your own prayer team here at home. <3
1/1/2019 02:34:59 pm
We are pulling for you and praying for you! So thankful you’re in our lives - keep us informed! Have a blast - we know you’ll be amazing!
1/1/2019 04:25:31 pm
Your passion for basketball is one of a kind. The game of basketball needs more teacher's willing to teach the game. The Reynolds family will defenitly have you in our prayers friend. DON'T CHEAT THE GRIND WE REPRESENT THE "6" C.H.A.M.P.S
1/10/2019 05:01:07 pm
Wow, Sarah! You are an inspiration to our family even though you are so far away. 😄 It's good to be reminded of staying focused on our goals but not forgetting to live in the moment. Life is definitely about relationships! Love for those people is spelled out t-i-m-e. The time we give to serve is very important. I also read once that people can bloom where planted but they really bloom where they are loved! We miss you around home! Keep inspiring others! 💕
1/19/2019 08:41:04 am
Sarah,wish you luck with this great endeavor. Always remember you are leaving your footprints there forever. “Awesome opportunity”. As coach T would say “Now let’s go get‘em”
3/7/2019 11:51:17 am
I have sit with Sara in Mumbai University for looking talent search work that she is doing n I like how much she is hard working n so right in here action n work n I like what beautiful n generous nature she has having n I want to say Sara Gayler that u look beautiful u have beautiful heart n u r very jolly, understanding n skill in urs work n love working with you n looking forward n
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Intensely pursuing her dreams of coaching at the highest level in the US, Sarah first directs her attention to her relationship with Christ, taking life as it comes at her with determination and a smile.