Tag: adversity

What baseball can teach us about life

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The second half of the 2019 baseball season starts today. Between now and late September, the regular season will feature over 1,000 games.

One ting I love about baseball is that no matter how good or bad today’s game went, tomorrow is a new day.

In baseball, you can get absolutely trounced one day. Pitching can be terrible, hitting can be terrible, you can lose by 15 runs. Just a disaster of a game. But no matter how badly you might lose today, tomorrow is a new day and a new game.

Conversely, no matter how much you dominate today, you could hit 4 home runs, pitch a no hitter, have a walk off home run, everything can be clicking, but tomorrow is still a new day and you need to do it again. You can’t just rest on yesterday.

What the Alabama quarterbacks can teach us about life

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If you can get Nick Saban chocked up, you must be a pretty special person.

I love the life lessons that can come to us from the sporting world.
This weekend, Alabama was playing Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. The Crimson Tide were trying to continue one of the most dominating seasons in college football history, but they had struggled against Georgia and trailed by 7 when star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (the favorite to win the Heisman trophy as college football’s best player) left the game with an injury.

Will Smith, Jordan Peterson and our responsibility in dealing with adversity

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Will Smith was imparting some wisdom on Instagram yesterday.

In talking about fault and responsibility, the actor/rapper said, “It don’t matter who’s fault it is that something is broken if it’s your responsibility to fix it.”