Because on the field or on the court, you learn discipline at an early age. You learn how to be a team player, and what it means to value others above yourself.
You learn contact isn’t the end of things. Often in life, we’re afraid of hitting that wall or getting knocked down. On the gridiron, you learn that, no matter how hard the hit, what matters is getting back up again and continuing to advance.
Life is a game, and it is one of strategy. You don’t know how long it’s going to last. You don’t know when your “inning” is going to run out. You have to make the most of it and capitalize. The only thing that matters is taking the swing. If you strike out, you’ll get another chance. But you have to try and keep trying!
Good question 😉
But in all seriousness, a good life takes endurance. It may feel like you’re running a lot; just keep at it. You’ll get there.
Until next time,