"all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"
Gone are the days when this phrase used to be the ultimate truth of life’s success. But today, if you are working as per this phrase then my dear your nothing but ‘Jack – the dull boy’.
Sports have been a crucial part for the growth & development of human. It helps not only helps to build physical fitness of the body but develops mental health. Through participation in sports and games, you develop the values of sportsmanship, teamwork leadership, experience, confidence and various other skills for personality development.
But the question arises how sports brings great importance in one’s life??
As per the research done by British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) has found that graduates who participated in sports at university earn on average 18% more than non-sporting.
If you really want to know exactly what benefits sports can bring?? Here we have picked out some of the skills that give the active among us an edge.
1. TEAM WORK
‘There’s no I in team’. It’s the most used term in the sporting skills index. A boat will only race at its fastest when all rowers move in one rhythm. Learning to work with others and appreciating how different talents can contribute to one goal is essential in every workplace and industry.
Developing leadership skills in sport is crucial to any future employment.
Making some of the tough decisions about the team on the team or at the workforce develops the skills like; ability to inspire, motivate and lead your colleagues; these are skills that are always in demand.
3. TIME MANAGEMENT
Constructive use of time and discipline is a major characteristic of any sportsperson. You need to show the commitment of time to be in a particular place at a particular time every day as a part of routine. Being patient, and disciplined enables to cope with criticism and setbacks. Each sport has a set of rules and regulations to be followed which helps the students to stay fit and disciplined.
4. COMPETITION & SPORTSMANSHIP
Wanting to win and accepting defeat goes hand in hand and there is no better teacher other than sports. A drive for success is sought by every employer, and found in all athletes. However, learning to accept loss is a tougher lesson, but can be much more valuable.
5. HANDLING PRESSURE
It’s all about adrenalin! Whether you’re preparing for the big game or big urgent presentation, coping with high-pressure situations is a natural occurrence that is taught in sports.
A company always value an individual capable of coping when times get tough; whether that be staying calm in an interview or meeting a short deadline.
No medal is won without dedication, early starts and personal sacrifice. It’s that grit, determination and focus given by all university athletes to their sport that is valued so highly by employers.
Today, as we celebrate world athletics day, Don’t be afraid to emphasize your sporting triumphs, and enjoy the benefits.