If you’re happened to be a badminton fans, you’ll know Gill Clark. And even
worse better, you’ll know (and get bored) by her favorite sentences/impression/quote while she’s doing her job commentating a match.
HOW ONE EARTH SHE/HE DID THAT??
IT’S QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE WHEN BOTH OF THEM ARE FEELING NERVOUS STARTING THE MATCH
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SPEED OF SHOT. BUT SPEED OF MOVEMENT.
SLICE THE RACKET ACROSS THE FEATHER.
SHE/HE NEEDS TO BE MORE PROACTIVE, RATHER THAN REACTIVE.
And the list goes on…
No, I won’t talk about it actually. What I want to discuss/write here is about the last one: she/he needs to be more proactive, rather than reactive. Usually, she will say such a thing when a certain player just not doing a shot with their own pace, either it be retrieving, defensive shot, blocks, any shot basically. Like I said, if you’re a badminton fans, you’ll understand the term, it is when the match is not in your hand, you’re only reactive towards shot your opponent do.
Because you’ll be always one/two steps behind. If you’re happened to be a good reader of an opponent game, it’s not so bad actually, because one or two occasion you’ll be able to come up with a tricks and deceive your opponent. But if you’re not, then say bye-bye to a finish line.
Being a badminton fans, I also have the same opinion with life itself. You can’t be just reactive. You have to be proactive. Make your own move!
So whenever I read this kind of post in my timeline, or meet those persons, I’ll be like… what??
You’re not some kind of litmus tests, please.
I believe you’re only as good as lowest you can be. So, if you’re capable to be a mean person, then you ARE a mean person. Just don’t give excuse for those kind of behaviors. If you want to be a decent person, then be it, no matter how your environment/person surrounding you treat you.
Remember, being a decent human being is not the same as one who just said YES or tried to satisfied people. It means you stand with a good value of life and you’re consistent with it.
So yeah, treat yourself better today if you’re still a reactive person. Stop blaming others.
Have a nice Tuesday! 🙂