You’ve probably figured it out if you’ve been following my tweets that I’m pulling for the Celtics in this series. This is my second post with Coach Rivers this week. I admire him from afar for several reasons- man of character, engaged father, and excellent basketball coach.
I happened to see him at a high school basketball game here in Jacksonville earlier this year in support of one of his sons. In the midst of a challenging NBA schedule (from city to city) he still found time to see a game in Jacksonville, Florida.
What catches my attention about this video recap of game 3 is his poise and ownership of the reasons for the Celtics loss. As leaders we must be willing to acknowledge the facts when we suffer defeat and have a clear understanding of what needs to be corrected. It’s a poor sign of character when we allow ourselves to moan and complain, over and over again, about what happened during setbacks.
Here are my take-aways from the press conference. (1) Acknowledge, (2) Action, and (3) Advance. That’s it! Simply acknowledge what happened,
take action to correct it,
and advance forward.