Gosh I love football season! First, it is LONG....seems to go on forever: August into February this year! Then, I love those shows where they mic the players and we get to hear all the things that are being said on the field....well maybe not all; okay, I'm sure not all! I also think it is pretty cool how there are pros from other teams that are good friends and they tease each other in a good natured sort of way. Maybe another reason I love football is the fact that it is easy, in my mind, to compare it to sheepdoggin'. All the pre-season work and discipline, needing to trust teammates at a distance, the intuitive changes made by the quarterback, so much unpredictability!
I also love the quotes....last night I caught a great one:
"The most important play is the next play!"
I remember a talk that I got from a top handler one time. It went something like this....everyone makes mistakes on the trial field. However, you can hardly tell when the good handlers make one. Their response time is very quick, they don't change their demeanor, and they move on, not dwelling on the mistake.
The most important step is the next step.....not the step you just made, nor the step that is going to happen in 20 steps...the next step.
Isn't this all a metaphor for life?. Not dwelling on mistakes of the past, nor worrying about what might happen in the future.....the most important play is the next play.
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