If you know me, I really, really, really enjoy Kent State Football. My dad might even say too much!
But in all seriousness there are so many life lessons that can be learned from watching a football game.
Here were three that stood out to me during the Kent State/Kennesaw State game.
- Exploiting the Weaknesses of the Opponent. Kennesaw State was running the triple option (a unique offensive scheme) to near perfection, I was having thoughts of, “How the heck, is Kent State going to stop this, they are doing this perfect.” That’s when I stopped and said no there is a weakness here, I may not see it but it is there. Just recognizing that is important.
- Avoid Negative Energy and Feed Yourself with Positive Energy. During the middle of the game, I like to follow the Twitter page to keep up with stats and things like that. At the same time, there was a mini firestorm on Twitter that was painting Kent State in a negative light. I had to be mindful and choose not to engage with the negativity that was being spewed out from other people. I learned that not everyone is going to agree with you and using wisdom that you don’t have to appease everyone.
- A Reminder to Have Fun. Too often I think people think they always need to be doing something and these can be good things (Volunteering, working, etc). It was a good reminder that taking breaks is actually healthy and good for us.
So there you have it three lessons from a Kent State Football game. By the way, Kent State won 26–23 in OT in case you were wondering. Go Flashes!