My son Nicholas has been playing hockey now for about 10 years and throughout the years watching him and his teammates even with so many mistakes they’re still winners. I love that!
Here’s what inspires me most…
With people watching them, talking, yelling, even waving things in the air at times… their younger brothers and sisters cheering for and against them… knowing they’re being watched, sometimes recorded, and definitely judged at all moments by scouts, coaches and especially their family… with all of this they’re able to do their work.
There isn’t 2 minutes that go by without at least one mistake by someone. And everyone sees it… a missed shot or pass, a turnover, a penalty.
But there’s no time for excuses or complaints because the game goes on and most times immediately.
And the person who makes the mistake knows that if they hesitate to get back in the play for even a second, it’ll cost everyone. So they get back to work… immediately.
Their care for each other.
I love when they all huddle up at the beginning of a game and at key moments. I especially like when I assume they say encouraging things to their goalie and tap him on the pads when they get scored on.
I also love it when those energetic players who encourage their teammates from the bench… and those caring coaches you see and hear about.
All of this is from young people now teenage kids, now that’s pretty impressive.
Wouldn’t it be great if more of us did the same on a daily basis? So go on this week and I challenge you to be a little bit more like those young hockey players.