#74 Mastering Mondays: Every Play Matters


I’m dedicating this episode to the courageous and unapologetic Black woman, Asia Barnes, coach of the University of Arizona Women’s Basketball team.

Thank you for being a fierce, passionate, and loving competitor and for representing the Pac-12 conference with excellence.

Welcome to Seasoned with Salt Podcast. This is Dominique Beaumonte, your host. Every Monday, I am bringing a motivational thought, inspired by God’s word, to keep you grounded, empowered, and courageously moving towards your goals!

Did you watch the 2021 NCAA College women’s basketball championship? The Stanford Cardinals played the Arizona Wildcats in a historic game between two Conference rivals who had already place twice.

The Wildcats were down one point with 6 seconds to go in the game. They had the ball but couldn’t convert. Time ran out and the Cardinal wins.

After the game, they asked Arizona’s coach, Asia Barnes, about the last heartbreaking moments of the game. She said;

“Against great teams like Stanford, we have to be a little bit better at the small things. It doesn’t ever come down to the last shot. It comes down to the missed free throws down the stretch, the foul on the three-point shot, getting the turnovers and not converting. It’s those things. It’s never the last play, but it obviously just stings pretty bad.”

Losing can have a detrimental impact on our future efforts to win.

If the team spends every day focusing on the last mistake they made, they will be grossly unprepared for the next season.

So the challenge becomes: Don’t be crippled by your last shot

Winning has to be the byproduct of wholistic Preparation.

Every action matters.

This week, we will have the choice to labor on what we lost or focus on how to win.

So this week, every play matters.

Discipline is the name of the game.

1. This week, Don’t be lazy.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

2. Prioritize God over your plan

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.

3. Put your plan to work with the three Ps: Prayer, Practice and People! — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seasonedwithsalt/support


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