You can't let praise
or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
This past week I had a moment...ok a long moment. I received feedback that didn't contain as much praise as I thought I deserved and didn't appreciate some of the "constructive" feedback I got either. I had a moment. A little embarrassed I didn't suck it up better, but it is what it is. I cannot be the stoic, mature, uber-professional being that I am, 100% of the time. In fact, while I was personally disappointed that I let myself be affected by this, I held it together until I got home. I totally unloaded on my hubby, but did a decent job at work the next day by continuing to crank out high quality work products. I love John Wooden quotes. He was more than a coach. Through his model efforts and words, I know he parented many an athlete via his coaching style. When I am in need of guidance, there is a JW quote to fit all situations.
I got to play basketball tonight for the first time in forever. It is an 8 game recreation league out of town and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to play again and be part of a team. Take a peak at a small contribution I made today, I am #4 and I lay the ball in, score and get the foul. In case you are wondering, of course I made the free throw. We unfortunately lost 36-33, but overall did well. None of us really knew each other, we all have different bball backgrounds and we had to coach ourselves. I scored 14 of our 33 pts, but miss a lot of shots. I was tired and started to slack on defense too, so I am hoping to get into better bball shape so I can contribute more to my ability. Today was such a confidence boost for me.
Why I Kick A$$: I totally made the "And One" free-throw that came with being fouled.
- John Wooden
- a team to play with for the next couple months
- dinner with my nieces after the game