Today I’ve got a soccer game, which I am not going to start. Our last game was the only game in my collegiate career that I sat on the bench—and I absolutely hate it. I played almost the whole second half, but that is not enough. I want to start the game and end the game. Unfortunately, there are many factors beyond my control (and a few that are in my control, which I am certainly controlling) that have led to me not being one of the starting 11.
Challenge #239 August 27th, 2011: Today, be a team player. Worry more about what your team (whether that be family, work, or athletic team) needs, than what you want. Sometimes it is hard not to be selfish, or hope that things happen that will turn the winds in your favor. But today get rid of any of those hopes or thoughts. Support your team, do that is best for them.