I don’t watch a lot of American football, but I did take notice of the Green Bay Packers kicker, Mason Crosby lackluster performance against the Detroit Lions. During this game, Crosby missed something like 5 kicks. Crosby typically makes 80% of his kicks. During that game, his average was 20%.
Like I said, I don’t care about football, but from a psychological perspective, I find this fascinating. What would cause someone who can usually knock 80% of their kicks through the uprights to go 1 for 5.
Surely this could not be something mechanical. The guy obviously knows what he is doing.
Even more impressive, 8 days later Crosby returned to the field to kick a perfect 100%, scoring 4 field goals.
I am not sure what he did in the previous 8 days, but let it be a lesson to all of us. Let go of past failures, and mistakes. If Crosby was still dwelling on those missed opportunities from the previous week there would have been no way he could have performed as he did.
If an NFL player with millions of people watching, judging, analyzing, can let go and move on. What is stopping you?
Next time you suffer a “bad game” take it for what its worth. A bad game, not a bad life, and move on.