So my Cats lost…and I was pretty upset…disappointed…sad. I pretty much left the press conference a lot like Cam…
Not sure how many of you follow sports but all week there has been big talk about Cam Newton’s actions after the Super Bowl. Players are required to speak to reporters after games, it’s part of their job. Well, after a devastating lost and the press conference being strategically placed next to the Broncos celebration, it was a recipe for disaster. The rival team was literally on the other side of a curtain talking about their win..giving victory speeches, hi-fives and fist bumps. I’m guessing emotions took over and Cam just abruptly left. Many were saying he was unprofessional, etc, etc…
I didn’t plan on speaking on it but to all of the critics, life happens. We make mistakes, we fall down but in this case it was in a very public arena where there are more than just a few haters. It’s a lesson learned and we do better the next time. A lot of things in life are judgement calls and we make the best decision with what we have in that moment. And it could be good, bad or indifferent.
I’ve learned not to judge because I don’t know how I would handle certain situations had it been me. I can easily get on my high-horse and say what I feel the best course of action should be but until you’re there, living and breathing that individuals “truth” you really don’t know. Experiencing a few things in life, coming to decision crossroads and falling on my own sword once or twice humbled me and caused me to become a lot less judgmental and a lot more understanding. We are all works in progress and may not always get it right the first time around. But it is important that we take it as a lesson learned, get up, dust ourselves off and try it again the next day. God’s grace is sufficient. How many of you would agree?
Carolina had a great season. Though I was hoping for a storybook ending…all stories don’t end that way. But this is just one chapter in a story that is still being written. Looking forward to next season…the next chapter.
My Forever Champs….Keep Pounding!
Be Bold, Be You, Be Blessed!
“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” 2 Corinthians 4:8-12 (NKJV)
God, my God, I yelled for help and you out me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. ” Psalm 30:2-3 (MSG)