I missed the Super Bowl. Not a football fan, I wasn’t devastated, but I always like to participate in the event and be a part of the conversation during the annual phenomenon. So I went to the internet to see what I could find. I caught a pre-game interview with Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seattle Seahawks. He looked relaxed. He talked about how his men had prepared, how they were confident and practiced, and how they were ready to keep Peyton Manning off his game. There was something about his manner in taking and answering questions that felt unusual and magnetic. I wanted to learn more about him.
The information I sought came from an unexpected source. With snow storms blistering around us in New England, there’s plenty of time to read blogs. My friend Tom Kelley, of Open, Deep and True, was right there in my inbox. The Seahawks, with the guidance of this unique coach/mentor Pete Carroll, had taken a very unusual route to their huge victory. I refer you to Tom’s blog and to the lengthy New York Times article he cites.
Let the description of the Seahawk’s preparation for the handy victory they demonstrated, enrich our own thinking. It may prompt taking the time to ponder our own preparations for the ways we want to win in life and work.
It’s certainly making me think about ways to do a better job on my healing journey.
Thanks, Tom, for your serendipitous contribution to my day, and for satisfying my curiosity of the moment.