The old cliché story of the man who refuses to stop and ask for directions, even if he is clearly lost, has been told and re-told, but the kernel of truth in the tale keeps it alive. Though the story is intended to be a dig at a male stereotype, the greater truth is that humans, in general, are reluctant to ask for help.
We have this sense of individualism and the belief that going it alone is admirable. We may even feel embarrassed or think less of ourselves if we have to reach out for assistance. Some of us become so stubborn about not finding the help that we end up sinking deeper and deeper into a problem, like an explorer disappearing into quicksand the more he fails.
The truth is that the best in the world of virtually any field or pursuit have coaches.
Yes, their journey to achieving their goals has a lot to do with their grit and persistence as individuals, but the presence and support of a coach help to shape this raw material into a success story.
Mike Tyson—leaving behind his character flaws for a moment—was one of the best boxers the world has ever seen. Though he was alone in the ring scoring record-setting knockouts against some of the time’s greatest boxers, Tyson had a coach. Constantine “Cus” D’Amato met Tyson when Tyson was in reform school, and D’Amato was such an important part of Tyson’s life that D’Amato adopted him when his mother passed away.
Was D’Amato’s influence on Tyson a fluke? Probably not. Three of D’Amato pupils, Tyson among them, have been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 4 wedges of low fat Laughing Cow Garlic and herb cheese 1 cup low fat sharp shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon chives ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 5-ounce can drained tuna packed in water 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash Salt & pepper to taste
Directions To make sauce: Heat almond milk, add cheeses and stir until they melt and sauce thickens up. Add rest of ingredients reserving some of the cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top. Spread in a casserole dish, sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes at 350 or until nice and hot. (based on 2 servings, each serving is: a little less than 1 lean, depends on your size tuna, 1 healthy fat, 2 greens, and 1 ½ condiment)