A couple of week’s ago, I posted Life: E + R = O …
I’ve often told students: “You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”
I didn’t always walk the talk, so I needed a booster shot.
And, I got one from Urban Meyer – Ohio States’s head football coach – who preaches the E + R = O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.
Answer: Event + Response = Outcome
Well, E + R = O was put to a test when Ohio State lost to Clemson in the Orange Bowl
The E was the loss.
The R was …
Not a big deal, but doesn’t exactly advance the cause.
Now, there’s a bigger test for Coach Meyer and the E + R = O philosophy …
Since he arrived at OSU, the Buckeyes have cruised through their Big Ten rivals like a hot knife thru butter.
24 wins in a row.
Easy to keep your “R” composed when you’re on a roll … and the press is treating you like a 2nd coming.
Tougher when the headlines start reading …
Let’s see if Urban keeps glancing down at his wristband … giving E + R = O the respect it deserves
BTW: The 3 reasons are (1) lack of attention to defense (2)