As I reflect on the number of sporting events I watched and games I have coached, I love watching incredible moments of focus, endurance, commitment and teamwork on display. But I am also saddened and disappointed by the attitudes, poor sportsmanship and over reactions of athletes and parents. For those that display such negativity, they have no regard for what kind of message they were communicating with their actions.

When it comes to how we are remembered, we do not have the luxury to pick and choose what we want to be remembered for. It is our character that will be the pen that writes our story.  In every way, we must consider the cost of how we act and respond to victory and adversity.  In living with a character above reproach, we can bring more influence and action for the good of those in our lives.

Nathan Quillan