As the weather becomes cooler and the leaves continue to change, each fall brings with it a myriad of different sporting events. From little league to national, each of these games teaches values to players of every event. With three of the most well-known being football, basketball, and baseball, Four Pillars looked at the major lessons we can learn from these sports.
Football is a game where the players heavily rely on the leadership and dedication of their teams. Play by play, different parts of the line have to come together in order to successfully score a touchdown or a field goal. If just one member of the team fails to do their part, it gives the other team an opportunity they should not have. This dependency on each other means that these teams need to think as one and believe in each other’s capabilities. Practicing together on the field and getting to know one another off the field are just a couple ways that football teams are able to build a winning mentality.
With an average game coming in at just over two hours, basketball is one of the fall sports with the shortest time played. This means basketball players have only 48 minutes of time actually on the court to determine who the better team is. The biggest lesson we can learn from basketball is giving one’s full effort each day. With only so much time to prove themselves, basketball players have to face each game as if it is the last one of the season and of their careers. Doing so means that players do not hold anything back. Slacking off during a game or simply not trying in practice can be the deciding factor between a game won and game lost.
The sheer number of games that baseball players play over the course of the season means that each can become a bit monotonous. Players that see only the short-term goal of winning the next game often become bored or disenchanted with the beauty of the sport. Baseball teaches players to focus on their long-term goals and remember why they play each day. Knowing the whys behind our actions brings out the best in each player.
Relying on our teams, giving our all each day, and making sure to remember out long-term goals are each lessons we take to heart at Four Pillars. We structure our day around furthering each other’s professional goals, and knowing that today could be the day we start something new, and succeed at something great if we put in the effort. As we continue to emphasize their importance, we encourage you to follow each of these key learnings and enjoy the rest of the fall season!