I binge-watched Friday Night Lights this summer and wrapped up with the final episode last night. If you haven’t seen the show, the football coach’s motto is “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”. He starts the chant and the team finishes it before they head into every game, committed to doing their best.
As you might expect in a show set in high school, there are a lot of transitions over five seasons and 65 episodes – students graduating and leaving home, parents losing jobs and relationships ending. The motto was a good reminder of how to handle some of the transitions I have been observing with my clients and some I am experiencing myself.
When we can get past the negatives to clearly see the positive lessons in these transitions and respond to them with hearts full of courage, then we can’t lose.