December 17, 2014

Trash Talk vs Positive Encouragement

Andrew Luck, star quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, has made a name for himself in pro football.  Sure he speaks with his on-the-field abilities that lead to winning football games, but he also has become known for his on-the-field conversations.  Many football players are know for their "trash talk," but Luck has become famous for congratulating his opponents when they level him with a hard hit or a sack.  (Read Kevin Clark article in The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2014)

Perhaps there is a life lesson here for all of us.  Rather than speaking ill of our opponents or those with whom we differ, perhaps a kind word of encouragement or a compliment might be the better way to address them.