general, sports

Recruiting your own problems

The other day I was listening to the Big Ten media day speeches from the Leaders division (really, what is up with those names?) and while waiting for Coach Kevin Wilson to speak I listened to Wisconsin’s coach Bret Bielema.  He was an absolute pleasure to listen to.  I sensed a passion for the game and a desire for coaching it the right way.  He said something that really got me thinking about things even beyond football.  He said “I think you recruit your own problems”.  It was said in context of trusting the character of the recruits because you know that you recruited good young men.

How many of our own problems do we invite in to our lives on our own?  Just think that if we would be more careful to let into our lives only the things that will produce good fruit, it should reduce the amount of self-inflicted problems/drama we have.