I thank the teacher who gave me an “F” in high school (it’s what I deserved)

Posted: January 8, 2017 in coaching, fitness, mental toughness, motivation, Uncategorized
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There was a time when teachers weren’t afraid to fail someone in their class.

I know, I was that guy.

The teacher knew her subject well but I just couldn’t see any relevance of it to my life and didn’t care to learn it. I developed a really bad attitude about it and consequently failed the course.

The worst part for me was I failed off the football team right before our last game.

The team captain went with me to beg for a passing grade, but she wouldn’t budge.

Now, looking back, I am so thankful she taught me that lesson! She kept her standard high and if you didn’t measure up, you got an “F”.

That never happened to me again. I learned my lesson and I will always remember that teacher; her name was Mrs. Hurley.

So, tomorrow we begin our quarterly strength/work capacity tests and I see mixed feelings from the people anticipating the tests. Those who missed a lot of training (by their own choice) during the holidays are nervous, while those who disciplined themselves to keep training during that time are excited to see how much they have progressed.

As I have said before,  a person’s habits will tell on them and it is true.

Centuries ago it was said that you reap what you sow.

That is still true today, so be it.

 

 

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