In the NHL, celebrating goals has become a type of art form. One of the most iconic of all time came against the Toronto Maple Leafs when Tiger Williams took a joy ride on his stick. He rode it across the entire neutral zone while waving his right arm around.
These days, some opt for the simple stick raise while others love the camaraderie of letting their teammates share in the joy. That's often why you'll see your favorite player complete their goal celebration by skating by their bench and fist bumping all their teammates.
Not every moment in life is worthy of a fist bump. There are times where everyone has to face the fact that plans got derailed. This is handled differently by everyone.
When life throws lemons at us, some folks turn it into a lemonade stand, while others attempt to take a big bite only to be surprised at how sour it tastes. Facing setbacks is an inevitable part of the human experience even for members of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and navigating them with resilience and positivity is key to personal growth.
There is no value in trying to resist or deny that a challenge awaits. You can't skip a part of the schedule just because you're going to face the first place team. Understanding that setbacks are a natural part of any journey allows for a more constructive approach. Continue moving forward. What matters most is how you attack those challenges.
Question 7: How do you handle challenges or setbacks?