I made a bad call. As I reviewed the play in my head, another foul happened. I blew the whistle late. I didn’t miss the call but I lagged in my decision.
Thinking about the business, I got to do this I got to do that, I’m not sure if that was a violation or not?
I was using too much mental bandwith on things that had already happened and future events that were not important to the current task at hand.
The ball is live now, the game is played in the moment.
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
Missing opportunities to seize the moment, by dwelling on the past only compounds the mistake. Instead of hanging your head down, look up and make the most of what you have in front of you.
What is done is done, you can’t change the past. Nobody can. Does that mean you just say fuck it! NO. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes. Take the gold from the lesson, instead of carrying the guilt or regret on our shoulders.
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
Whatever your goals are. I hope you have a vision for the future. A vision of success and expansion. It’s important to set milestones to have something to strive for.
It becomes a problem when your head is always in the clouds. Day dreaming as life passes you by. People trip and fall by not looking at the steps in front of them.
One needs to be present and take care of the business that’s in front of them. Seizing the opportunities as they arrive and multiply. While it is important to think ahead and antipate for the future, one must not waste to much mental bandwith on “What IF’s” that never come to pass. All that TIME and ENERGY guessing could have been spent more proactively by taking ACTION.
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” Sun Tzu
It’s funny how the game of basketball teaches me so much about life. Even as an official I wasn’t doing my job to the best of my abilities because I was bogging down my mind on things that were not happening in the moment.
I didn’t have the mental clarity to make the calls with certainty and conviction.
The game of basketball and life is always in motion. The earth doesn’t orbit around the sun any slower because you think slow or any faster because you think fast.
As I call the game, I’m constantly asking myself, What is happening right now?
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