In basketball, there’s something called the “triple threat position”. It’s when you first receive the ball, and you have three options: shoot, dribble or pass. All with the purpose of getting past your opponent and scoring a basket. Do this enough times and ideally, you’ll win the game.
In life, there is a similar triple threat position when it comes to dealing with our problems and getting what we want out of life: Face them now, face them sometime, or avoid them until we die.
When you’re feeling low, you may not feel compelled to take advantage of your triple threat. Instead, you may want to just hold onto the basketball, and hide in a little corner until the clock runs out and your opponents magically disappear. Luckily for you, the clock isn’t going to run out so soon, and your problems aren’t going anywhere. If anything, you should thank your opponents because they force you to rise up to the challenge, and get a move on.
Any problems you’ve been having, confront them now. And remember, you have a whole team of people ready to support you. You’re not alone. Don’t be a ball hog.
by Jason Lam