MY TOP FIVE REASONS I ASK QUESTIONS...
#1 I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING!
18 years I have been a volleyball player! After 13 years playing professionally.. 10 years off & on with the USA national team... Living as a pro in over 15 countries & playing in over 30 countries... I STILL CAN LEARN SO MUCH!
#2 I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MORE MISTAKES THAN I HAVE TO!
I want to learn new things to be the best I can be as quickly as possible. Other athletes that have done something I haven't done can help me see what problems they had achieving that goal and how the overcame or solved the problem to learn that thing or skill!
#3 I CAN HAVE A SUPPORT NETWORK OF MENTORS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY!
Whenever something goes wrong if I already have mentors that have helped me learn something new or solve a problem I can reach out to them for some help because we already know each other and solve my problem IMMEDIATELY rather than letting the problem get TOO BIG!
#4 IT KEEPS ME INSPIRED!
When I see players & athletes doing things I still have done or better than I do them I am so inspired. I know I have to raise my level to achieve my goals BUT also to have MORE FUN!
#5 BECAUSE I CANNOT & NO ATHLETE CAN BECOME GREAT ALONE!
In my life EVERY SINGLE GREAT.. not good.... GREAT! athlete has had other mentors whether athletes, friends, coaches, teachers, etc surrounding them to improve in every area of life... because in order to be great.. I must be sure I am EMOTIONALLY.. PSYCHOLOGICALLY... PHYSICALLY & SPIRITUALLY healthy... If I don't have balance and positive sources of energy surrounding me from all sides it will LIMIT ME FROM ACHIEVING GREATNESS! That's not acceptable.