Monday, January 18, 2010

Here goes blog quote #305...

"Time spent getting even would be better spent getting ahead."
-Coach John Wooden-

How profound is THAT statement? And what happens after you 'get even' with someone who did something wrong( probably against you)? You almost think you feel good. You settled the score. You gave him/her the 'I'll show you' attitude.

Since Wooden's expertise was basketball, let's use an analogy to hoops. During a hoop game, someone keeps stepping on your toes, holding your arms down, checking you illegally, all which the ref hasn't spotted it yet. So, to get even , rather than you CONCENTRATING on you, your fundamentals and how to score and stop them on defense, you start to see how you can get even with your cheating opponent. He wins, as you are now off focus and more concerned with getting even than doing your job/ your mission to the best of your ability. To add insult to injury, the ref catches you shoving and stepping on your opponent and calls you for the foul. Double whammy!

Spend your time on you, on getting ahead. It will be 1000 times more productive, and it's the right thing to do!

That's my view...what say you?

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