No shower after losing [A story]
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Essay of the week - A story I’ll never forget 🙌
I used to play cricket for my district and 6 months before our district matches, we were losing lots of games. Practice matches, league matches, and tournaments. We were losing important matches too.
One day we lost a match and our coach said enough is enough.
He didn’t shout that day. He actually took a different route that we were not expecting.
Here’s the story my coach told me and I will never forget in my life.
After we lost the match, he sat us on down on the grass near the cricket pitch and started telling us the story.
A European football team once lost a league match.
The captain of the team was very upset and paid someone to get him a big lock.
After the match when the entire team came to the locker room to take a shower and change sweaty clothes, they saw that the shower room was locked.
The captain had locked the shower doors.
He got the team together and he shared everything that was wrong with the team. He didn't pinpoint it but you know who he was talking about.
Then the captain shared that he locked the bathroom. Everyone started wondering why 🤔
Captain said, “Nobody is taking a shower tonight.”
Why though? Why is the captain not letting the teammates take a shower?
If they don’t take a shower, they’d have their sweat clothes on.
If they have their sweat clothes, they’d probably won’t get much sleep tonight.
If the players don't sleep tonight, their brains won't stop thinking,
If they keep thinking, they'll think about the match,
If they think about the match, they'll think about the mistakes they've made.
Our coach told us this story because we were constantly losing the matches.
We reached a point where we almost forgot what it was like winning and got too comfortable with losing. We didn’t really sacrifice or put in more work to get better. We never reflected on our mistakes.
I'm not sure if this story is true or not, but the way the coach told me this story had a big impact on me. It taught me a very important lesson.
One should never go to bed without learning or at least understanding what mistakes I made.
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