So the Butler Bulldogs had a tough day at the Butler Bowl last week. San Diego showed up, imposed their will and dominated. Ugly. It happens.
From the time any Saturday game ends and the last player leaves the stadium until the time the staff goes in the next day, turnaround time is about 15 hours.
The Butler football staff has about 15 hours to whine, complain, be ticked off, and frustrated. Then by 9am Sunday morning, it's time to move on. They will watch our game film from Saturday, break down and grade that game film and start the next week's game plan prep based on what they see from our game film and what they see in the opponent's game film.
Our players have a little longer to think about the loss....about 18 hours. Starting around noon on Sunday, the team will head to the training rooms for evaluations, assessments, rehabs, and treatments. Practice starts at 4pm. Yes, the day after the game.
15-18 hours to think about the loss, to lick their wounds. And that's it. Time to move on.
I was thinking about this yesterday, while driving home from Butler. And it made me think about how long I think about failures and missteps....how long I let those failures sit in my head and on my heart...how long it takes me to 'move on'. Just guessing here, but I bet longer than 15 hours. 😉
Games don't always go our way. Our favorites teams don't always win. Life doesn't always go our way. We can make excuses...or we can make progress. And the sooner we get up and get moving, the sooner we get back on track. And really, I think that's what life is, in a way. Falling down lots of times and getting back up...quickly, without a lot of drama.
Get back to work.
Figure it out.
Seems like a pretty good philosophy for a new month, a new week.
What do you think?
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