Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wisdom from the Rink

My fiance is very into sports. His favorite sport is hockey, which is not the norm in Texas. Earlier this year he responded to a post by his favorite hockey writer for ESPN, and now they email back and forth. Today B emailed me this:

This is a paragraph from John Buccigross' weekly column. John is my favorite ESPN personality. He write so well, providing hockey insight and sage wisdom at the same time. I love the way he makes hockey bleed into real life.

"Sometimes your life and your team have flow, and suddenly it all seems very easy with a building momentum. These moments are rare. Mostly, hockey and life are about grinding. You need to outwill your fellow applicant, employee or opponent and wait for those smooth times. If you are persistent and patient, they will come. A large number of people don't do this. By the way, you also can do all of this with grace and simple repetition. It's not that hard to be good to yourself and good to others while living and competing." - J. Buccigross

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