The Volcano and the Code

A volcano is causing disruption and destruction in Hawaii.  People have known that some sort of eruption would come, but not when or where.  It’s like that in sports – eruptions can come, and we know they will, but we never know when or where.  This is why the “mental” part of sports is so important.  Just as we train our bodies and work on our plays and strategies, we also must develop our minds.  It’s important to think about possible eruptions and to ask ourselves, “how should I react? What should I say or do?”  It’s good to remember Kipling’s words: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…”  I hope we all want to be that kind of person.  The Code reminds us that we are all “role models” and that we need to provide a “positive influence.”  So, what have been some “eruptions” that you have seen?  How were they handled?  What did you learn from them?

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