Have you ever looked yourself in the mirror and asked yourself, “What is something I can do today to make my community a better place?” or “How can I make someone’s day a little brighter?” or “How can I add more joy into my life?” These are soul-searching questions that can motivate us to get more involved in our communities. We, as human beings, need a sense of belonging. We crave to feel needed, to feel appreciated, and to feel valued. Being part of a community can help us fill any voids we may feel. It emboldens us with purpose. Whether that community is through mutual interests or hobbies, a sports club or league, or even more importantly, the cities and towns where we call home. This is what Social Capital is all about and we at San Diego Social Leagues are on a quest to accomplish just that.
You may be asking, “What is Social Capital and why should I care?” Social Capital is a holistic approach to inspiring people like you and I to become more involved in our communities through building relationships with others, community service, local events, etc. We, at San Diego Social Leagues, focus on using Sports and Fitness programs as ways to promote Social Capital. We believe in focusing on individuals, including you. Through this focus, if we give you and others who support our cause, we will be able to greatly enrich our communities. It starts with individuals and it permeates into our communities.
Participating in sports is a great way to get people like you involved in our communities both directly and indirectly. Directly by participating in games and tournaments and indirectly through coming to games and events to show your support. It is a fun way to improve your skills in a sport, cultivate friendships with your teammates and partners, and develop a healthy dose of competition to push you and motivate you to become your best self. Imagine what this can do for you, and now picture in your mind’s eye how amazing this will be to get your sphere of influence involved so they can have similar experiences like you! That is what we are all about.
We desire all who are interested in supporting our cause to join us in making a positive difference in the lives of our communities and ourselves. We live in a world where there is what seems to be endless civil unrest, polarization, and hatred for each other. We may feel like there is no hope or light at the end of the tunnel. And many of us feel stressed due to forces that are beyond our control. These thought processes and feelings are real and are some of the many reasons why people feel like there is no hope or willpower to keep pressing forward in their lives. This along with many other factors in life can lead to misery and a lack of personal purpose.
As hard as it may seem, instead of dwelling on the things that go on in the world that we have little to no control over, we should shift our focus and efforts to things that we can control. Being able to take control of your life is a lifelong pursuit. Broadening your sphere of influence through activities like sports and fitness participation, making friends, and being a part of a cause that you are passionate about helps you to give purpose to both you and other people’s lives. You will feel a sense of comradery and you will slowly find your personal Having this sense of comradery and genuine love for people is our passion and Social Capital is a major help in making this passion become a reality. We hope that you can join us so you can become an active part of a noble cause that is bigger than yourself and will have a lasting impact on the San Diego community.