Tough morning to get up and make a trek to Philly. No doubt my coworkers out there will gloat about the Eagles and their cute last second win. My entire state caught the NFL fade last night! In one fantasy league I’m now 0-4 after a 3pt loss. My Nike football society squad also caught our second straight L. Not a good way to close out the weekend.
In competitive sports, it’s easy to let a cloud of negativity remain above you when you underperform. You can dwell in self doubt and wallow in misery. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Dr. King said it best. It’s so real because sitting on this train now, it would be easy for me to throw my hands up and say F it. That’s not me. I could be super pissed and slander myself and life, but what use would that do now?
I’ve learned over the years to control my anger and not beat myself up after a failure. Sure, I get mad in the moment but when I reflect on the situation, I know that constructive thought and a game plan is all I need to succeed. Losing sucks, but my teams will do better. I will get better and learn from this today. It’s not the end of the world at all.
Don’t let one setback stop you from pressing forward. Let it teach you to do twice as well next time. Shake off that L and make progress!
Motivate. Act. Prosper.