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The more things change...
I've noticed, in my week or so back on the forum, that some things seem eerily familiar. In particular, it seems that a few/some/more than some but not a lot of folks are given to impulsive decision making. Some folks make optimistic projections based on little evidence or on a singular event. I used to caution against this but it seems like it must be human nature at least on this board. One piece of tape or on viewing of a game or a portion of a game leads to wide ranging speculations and/or predictions. The CTS case was a good example of that. I guess most folks like his work not but early on, before his first year was even over, there were calls to "fire CTS".
In light of this National Day of Encouragement, I'm encouraging us to be patient in making decisions and gather as much data as we can before doing so. Re-reading this post makes it sound kind of preachy. I hope it isn't taken that way but it is how I see things on occasion. I have no one in particular in mind and am not directing it an anyone specifically. Just an observation on the day of our 3rd scrimmage.
NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
September 12th recognizes the National Day of Encouragement each year. This day is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact.
Offering encouragement to someone is free. It never costs us anything to say a few words to inspire a student, coworker, or friend. Even a reassuring word to a stranger may make a difference in their lives.
Encouragement lifts up someone when they are down. It also motivates a person who has their eye on a goal. When we’ve failed, the right words remind us to keep trying. A little dedication to finding the right message may create a spark that changes a loved one’s perspective.
Sometimes, the act of noticing a job well-done improves someone’s day. Developing a habit of recognizing emerging talents motivates us to speak up and offer a kind word or helpful tip. It’s a practice worth having, to improve relationships at work, home, and in the world around us. There really is no simpler way.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDayOfEncouragement
Make deliberate acts of encouragement. Provide reassurance and inspiration to the people around you. High five someone for a job well done. Take notice when a friend is getting close to a hard-earned goal, encouraging them to keep going. Send a card or give a call or text to a family member who may be struggling. Remind them how important they are to you. Use #NationalDayofEncouragement to share on social media.
NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT HISTORY
The Encouragement Foundation at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, launched an effort to get Americans to participate in this Day of Encouragement. Mayor Belinda LaForce of Searcy, Arkansas made the first proclamation for Day of Encouragement on August 22, 2007. The following month, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, signed a proclamation making September 12, 2007, the “State Day of Encouragement” for Arkansas.
Later, President George W. Bush also signed a message making September 12th the official National Day of Encouragement.
Have a good day and let's hope we have a great scrimmage.
It’s encouraging that college football is happening today!! Happy Saturday all!!
Great message, Don.
Everyone needs encouragement. Don't let a single day pass without offering it up to someone.
Don this 👆is needed soul food to me .... in today’s business world ...time is not a commodity ....cell phones e mail ...the rapid pace of decisions can start controlling us .... our (mine) impulsive nature needs to take heed ... as QBs mature and “ slow the game down” so do I thanks for sharing this
Great post, Don. Well said.
Also, fire Tray Scott (s/).
Today is a good buddies birthday, so I'll encourage him to drink a lot!
Heck try that on me..I promise you won't have to expend much effort..
My brother, I encourage you to pick up a glass of your favorite beverage and hold it up to a toast to the Dawgs in 3.2.1!!
Message boards have been this way since the internet started, human nature is quick to judge.
As one of the first members of the original DawgVent, I can attest that what you say is 100% accurate. 85% of what is said on the Internet would not be uttered face-to-face.
Same, I used to comment on Rivals back when it was called "Border Wars".