Let Go and Move Forward
“If we lingered on the past play perhaps we would miss an opportunity…Essentially, by not moving on to the next play immediately, we would be compounding that mistake, either by making another or by missing an opportunity to make a great play. Failing to move onto the next play was itself a mistake because it took focus and concentration off the current moment, the only point in time we could do something positive to impact the game.”Jay Bilas, Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court
Russ wraps up his conversation with Stone Eleazer and Coach Braumon Creighton to discuss some final elements of mental toughness. The mark of not only a true athlete, but a true leader, is the choice to keep moving forward despite mistakes. Persistence, letting go, and moving on are what separate the good athletes and leaders from the great ones.