Diogenes was an early Greek philosopher.

When asked why he begged money from a statue, Diogenes said that he was practicing disappointment.

At first this seems like a negative attitude, but I think it is brilliant.

In sports and life, there will always be disappointment.

There will always be challenges.

But we never practice what we will do when those situations arise.

Most of us react emotionally.

The key is to react intelligently.

Take some time today to think about a potential challenge that may come up, and think about what your ideal reaction would be.

If it happens, you will be prepared.

You might even enjoy the challenge.

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