Welcome to my blog at www.trevortierneyblog.com. I have been writing a blog for a couple years now in the lacrosse world and I felt like it was time for my topics to become a little bit broader. I am currently working on obtaining my masters' degree in Psychology, after already having my bachelors' degree in Psychology from Princeton University. My goal in the next few years is to become a performance coach and counselor who works with athletes, coaches, teachers and parents to help them reach their true excellence both on and off the field.
Athletics and sports are some of the most powerful physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practices that people can engage themselves in our modern society. For the most part though, we relegate our participation in sports as simply a means to an end and tie our entire identity into what we do as an athlete. We are programmed through our culture to play to win championships, trophies, awards, contracts, fame and the list goes on and on. There is nothing wrong with striving towards achieving these goals. However, the journey is more important than the destination.
As athletes, whether it is after practice, a game, or our careers, our sport ends and we have to participate in life. We have to be sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, colleagues, schoolmates and friends. We have to show up for those parts of our life, just as much as we show up on the field. These two motivations are interdependent, if not one in the same. The person who we are off the field shows up in our games. The athlete we are on the field shows up in our life.
My passion and pursuit is to explore this relationship within ourselves as human beings and as athletes. In doing so, I hope to discover how athletes can reach their highest level of being and performance on the field and in their every day life. As this exploration allows for me to grow, I hope to support others in the process.
Using sports as a practice in development can be an essential part of a young person's life. With that vast amount of information and technology that exists today, our younger generations are bombarded with confusing messages. Supporting them in making sense of it all, with a direct physical participation in their given athletic pursuit, can allow them to find great happiness and success in their lives. The same goes for older athletes who have never been given the same guidance, so they can find deeper meaning through their on-field victories and accomplishments and live a more fulfilling life.
This blog is dedicated towards that pursuit of excellence that resides in each one of us. We have this beautiful gift of life and it is our responsibility to make the most out of each and every second of it. My work is to first do this myself, and then in the process, support other athletes who are interested to do the same.
Thank you for taking the time!