The word ego comes from the Latin word meaning “I.” Well as many of you know that in team sports, the word I does not really fit well. However, I always ask the question, isn’t a team made up of a bunch of “I’s”?
The trick of the trade is to bring all of those I’s or egos into one and become “We’s.” The technical definition of ego is the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling and distinguishing itself from the selves of others. When we have successful teams in athletics, I can tell you that the participants think more of how can I help others first, as opposed to how can I help myself before others.
I really wish that we did live in a society that did put others first, however, some are brought up to take care of yourself first. Everyone knows the old saying “take care of number 1.” This is why it is important to be involved in team sports at some time in your life. Hopefully, you have a leader or a coach that puts the needs of others before their own so that a young person can learn the value of this topic.
Some will and some do still have big egos within a successful team, but when it comes down to it, they still have the mindset of helping others or the success of the team first. The question that will determine the success of a team is, everyone has an ego, how do they manage it and is it put into perspective and kept in check.
Congrats to our 110 fall sports seniors celebrating senior night this Friday at our home football game. What a great group of young people. This includes the band, Warriorettes, cheerleaders and athletes. Enjoy your evening, you deserve a big pat on the back. Hopefully, you can take some things you have learned and apply them to your future.
Also, Congrats to Bryce Haney, who represented our community well at the State Golf Tourney. Congrats to our boys and girls soccer teams for advancing in the state tourney. Finally congrats to our Cross Country Runners Jared Wamsley and Jacob Miller for advancing to the Regional Meet to be held this Saturday at Troy. With all of this success around us, it is ever so important to keep the egos in check! Come out Warrior Nation and recognize and congratulate our outstanding Fall Seniors. By the way, you know what game it is this Friday, “Together We Will”…Go Warrriors!
To reach Jay Minton, call 937-604-4811 or by email: Jay.firstname.lastname@example.org