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  • Writer's pictureCoach Hueser


"Well done is better than well said."

-Benjamin Franklin

Do you agree with Benjamin Franklin? Is well done really better than well said?

If you were to scroll the endless social media feeds I am guessing you would have a hard time believing well done is valued over well said. We live in a culture that is obsessed with self-glorification. Our society tweets/posts the best and hides the rest. Technology has made it too easy to shout out statements we would never say aloud or face to face. We are all guilty of it, at least I am. We have parents hyping up youth level accolades, high school athletes posting their individual stats, and coaches tweeting at halftime to just name a few. It's crazy! I am not here to say all of this is wrong. There is a time and place for social media, but it's like anything in life...a healthy dose of perspective is just what the doctor odered.

One of my all time favorite quotes is from Coach Tony Dungy's mother, CleoMae, "Excellence that feels it has to be proclaimed, by the mere fact of its proclamation admits the doubt of its existence." That's so good. Think about it. The truly great ones don't have to tell you they are great, others do it for them. Not to mention it just isn't right. Let's make a unified, conscious effort to let our actions speak for themselves. No need to toot our own horns when we have fellow teammates who need encouragement and praise along the way! After all, humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less (and more about your teammates).

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