Every single one of us is capable of rationalizing wrong with ideologies and belief systems. This is true for every human, and there are many ideologies — not just religious ones — that can be used to justify wrong doing.
When you fail, learn what you can from the mistakes, adapt so next time there is different outcome, and start working toward the next success. Maybe you will experience a win, or maybe a different failure, but it is always a step closer to the solution.
Last week I spoke at the All Sports United Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. It was a great time, and I got to meet several current and former athletes who have built foundations to better their communities.
Smoking cigars and talking with NFL players and Olympians was an eye opening experience.
We were very, very similar in our approaches toward work. Professions aside, we were all type As. Each of us enagaged in a different activity, they the world of competitive sports, me in the blogging and writing world.