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Football Lessons

If you haven’t seen it by now, I sure all you have to do is turn on ESPN sometime in the next two weeks and it will be playing, looping over and over.  No, I am not talking about the Broncos game against the Pats, nor am I talking about the excellent play made in the end zone on the 49ers final drive.  I am talking about the Richard Sherman interview with Erin Andrews after the game.  Sure the guy was emotional, sure he was excited and fired up.  I am OK with those things – I mean he’s going to the Super Bowl.  What I found a difficult model to follow was his immediate reaction to call out the other player.

This is not the type of doing that moves us forward.  The guy made a great play.  Enjoy it with your teammates with the humility and grace that suits a winner.  The verbal retaliation to a opponent was extremely unbecoming and unprofessional.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, we need to make sure we learn from this game.  Go hard at what you do each day.  Compete.  Be the best you can be.  And when you have victories, react with grace and humility.  And when you have losses, do the same.  Always making sure you find a way, even in victory to lift up others.

 

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves” ~William Arthur Ward

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