Be cautious in your evaluation and judgment of the actions of others. It is easy for us to become upset when seeing an athlete fall short of making a great play. We even come to believe that if it were us in that same arena, we would have performed with greatness in that moment. Only we weren’t in that moment, we were in the stands or on the sideline.

Atone point, it will be us on the field to be evaluated and judged by others. In these moments, you will have done your best and you will have expected to understand as such. You will want the observers to be supportive and understanding of your challenges and shortcomings. You’ll want the to continue to believe in you, even if you weren’t always successful.

Be understanding of others in their efforts to succeed, just as you would hope they would behave with you in their position.

“When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own feelings. Then you will forget your anger.” — Epictetus —


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