“S**T” and FUN?

I was texting with my 22 year old son the other morning, when he taught me a lesson.

He was grousing about his work, how tired and frustrated he was.  I was attempting (and not very well) to “counsel” him about work, job, effort, etc.  He doesn’t need to be counseled on any of that… he gets it.  He was involved in athletics… he understands hard work.

I was missing the whole point, because I wasn’t really listening very well.  He wasn’t complaining, he just wanted me to know how difficult the job can be, and how hard he works at it.  And I was trying to “teach” and “coach” and “parent” without really listening.

He set me straight.

This chat (below) was preceded by him telling me that the “s**t” part of the job is that it takes so long to get to where you want to end up.  I told him that it was his choice to consider it “s**t” , he could also consider it fun, learning and growing his cadre.

Here is the rest of the chat – his texts are white… mine blue…


He nailed it!

Yes, fun and worthwhile things can be “s**t”, too.  Often that is what makes it fun and worthwhile.

Two-a-days… heat… humidity… sweating… long hours… football 24/7… intense… no rest… sore muscles… dead tired… perpetual thirst… meetings… get up and do it all over again.  By all definitions… “s**t

Two-a-days… everyone working together… bonding… sweating… learning… sacrificing… teammates… laughing…. caring…football 24/7…  intense… inching toward that goal…   By all definitions… FUN

Yes it can be both.

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… don’t believe it!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com


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