The End of the Baseball Season

Unfortunately, the Boston Red Sox fell to the Houston Astros last night in the fourth game of the ALDS. The end of a season. A year’s worth of work, sweat, dedication, and hopes dashed with one last out.

I have a similar feeling about school at this point. Sometimes I put in copious amounts of work and practice, however I fall short. Much like the Red Sox this season, I achieve some success but ultimately I feel as though I don’t attain the best. I am still trying to understand whether the process is more important than the end result. I am getting tired of falling to second place when I feel as though I am working for first. How exactly I overcome these feelings is something I have struggled with my whole life. But I am now trying to remind myself to trust the process and continue to work towards advancement not perfection.

I’m reminded of the John Wooden quote…

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

…but I wish I could remember it more often.

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