Looking Ahead to Ireland Round 2

Posted By: T-John Casiello
Posted On: January 6th, 2017
Attending: Letterkenny Institute of Technology

I always believe it is important to set goals for yourself. Not just goals that are easily attainable either, but ones that will push you hard and out of your comfort zone. This has always been a habit of mine and I can attribute it to being part of the reason I have been so successful on and off the court throughout my career. Therefore, for the second half of the year, I have a few things in mind that I will discuss below.

The first goal that I want to accomplish is traveling around Europe. The first half of the year I think I was able to conquer most of Ireland, but I still have a little left to go. However, I was so busy getting everything situated, coaching, playing, or course work that I didn’t have any time to travel in Europe. This is definitely something that is at the top of my list for the next couple months.

Furthermore, for the kids that I am coaching and training, I hope to continue to help development them and get them to the point to where when I leave I feel confident I did everything I could to best impact them. I really hope to leave a lasting impact here in Letterkenny. A quick side note, while I love the game of basketball to an extremely large extent, I never really saw myself coaching it when my playing career was over. This experience has definitely altered that mindset. I want to definitely continue to develop as a coach and hopefully carry that with me back home.

For myself, I have been trying to read more. I think this semester I will have a good amount of down time so I should definitely try and read as much as possible as opposed to watching Netflix or TV. I brought three books back with me so hopefully I finish them all relatively soon.

Lastly, I want to just enjoy the moment. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of that because how busy or hectic things can be. So I really want to try and soak it all in and really enjoy it.

Those are a couple of the goals that I have laid out for the second half of the year here. I feel if I am able to accomplish them I will be more than satisfied with my time here in Ireland.

“The Victory of Success Is Half Won When One Gains The Habit of Setting and Achieving Goals” – Og Mandino

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