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Tag: March Madness

Courage is Calling

I’m currently reading Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday. He says it’s okay to be scared, but don’t be afraid. Too afraid to act.

He writes, “No rule is perfect, but this one works: Our fears point us, like a self-indicating arrow, in the direction of the right thing to do. One part of us knows what we ought to do, but the other part reminds us of the inevitable consequences. Fear alerts us to danger, but also to opportunity. If it wasn’t scary, everyone would do it. If it was easy, there wouldn’t be any growth in it. That tinge of self-preservation is the pinging of the metal detector going off. We may have found something. Will we ignore it? Or will we dig?” Continue reading

March Madness

I’ve enjoyed watching college basketball’s March Madness tournament for a few decades. There’s something about that ‘anything can happen’ factor that always drew me in. And the Cinderella stories… when a lower seeded team beats a top contender, well that’s the stardust that all the best tales are made of.

I had never heard of St. Peter’s, a small Jesuit university in Jersey City, before the game last Thursday night when they upset Kentucky in the first round. As the New York Times mentioned, “Kentucky has about 32,000 students, St. Peter’s approximately 2,300. Kentucky has won eight N.C.A.A. championships; St. Peter’s had never won an N.C.A.A. Tournament game before Thursday. St. Peter’s men’s basketball coach Shaheen Holloway made $266,344 in 2019; Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s base salary is $8.5 million. St. Peter’s basketball revenue was $1.6 million in 2019-20, while Kentucky’s was $29.3 million.” Continue reading

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