Coaches entreat their athletes to play in the championship game with no regrets after it has been played — to play leaving it all on the field, mistake free, and giving their very best on every play. Problem is what is suggested by the coach is not realistic. Mistakes will be made, exhaustion mental and physical will cause lapses, and because of one’s failure to play there absolute best, the athlete second guesses his or her performance for days, weeks, or lifetimes. I’ve always said the mark of great quarterbacks and athletes in general is the ability to put the last play, golf swing, tennis point, shot, etc. behind one and to continue to play on with no short term memory of one’s mistakes.
Life mirrors sports in that regard. We can try to live life to the fullest, error-free, giving one’s very best every waking hour, but we all fall short. We have two choices to dwell on our failures for a few days, weeks, or a lifetime, or to bounce back up and try again. A parent can be disappointed in a child, but never stops loving one’s child. We should treat ourselves likewise, God certainly does.
Each morning begins a new adventure, a new game, learn from one’s mistakes, but never dwell, for when you look back you can’t see where you are heading.
July 29, 2015 | 0 comments
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