Boy, has it been a tough week to be a sports fan in Georgia! Last Wednesday, the Braves were routed, and a season of promise came to an end. On Saturday, the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets both lost. Finally, on Sunday the Falcons went down in defeat because of a failed extra point. It has been a trying week for area sports fans, to say the least.
While losing is not fun, it is a part of life. Failure hurts! Nobody likes experiencing it. But as one coach said a long time ago, “Failure is a great teacher.” We don’t talk much about failure in today’s society (except to complain about our teams losing), but perhaps we should. Truth be told, failure has its benefits. We can learn from our mistakes. We can use the failures of the past to motivate us to do better in the future. We can realize the benefit of getting another chance.