Rebuilding an Attitude
Those of you who know me know that I’m an avid follower of a number of sports, and a big fan of my daughters as they’ve played volleyball and softball over the years. There’s a lesson one team learned recently that we can all take and apply individually–or to a work team, if we have one.
In simplest terms, the high school my daughters have attended is part of a Division I athletic conference with nine other schools—all but one significantly larger than theirs. Some of our sports teams recently have achieved statewide success; others have been in a rebuilding process for at least the past several years, yet to make their mark. Our softball team was—until this year—in the latter category. They have had good coaches and talented players, but the team never truly believed it was capable of competing against some of the perennially successful teams in our conference (we usually have the highest percentage of state-ranked teams of any conference in our state).