Brett Favre has created a stir throughout the entire football season. What he taught us all is to compete fearlessly.

Brett Favre has created a stir throughout the entire football season. What he taught us all is to compete fearlessly.
I criticized him last summer for returning to play post-retirement. He proved me – along with countless others – to be wrong. His need to compete can be difficult to comprehend, but he made a lot of sense in his interviews throughout the season.
It has been impossible for him to find anything to replace the thrill of competition. He has provided a shining example of mental toughness. He possesses the ability to remain positive, enthusiastic and confident no matter what happens through the course of the season.
Good competitors get over small failures and move forward to the next challenge. The publication “Teach Attitude First” by Bruce E. Brown points to the following four questions to define a fearless competitive nature in a team.
1) How quickly do you recover from a mistake?
2) Do you help teammates to recover quickly?
3) Does your team compete fearlessly or fearfully?
4) Can you stay positive, enthusiastic and confident no matter what?
Learning to compete through participation in athletics will flow through to all life decisions. The great golfer Ben Hogan referred to competition when asked about how much money golfers of today make.
“I am often asked if I’m not a bit envious of these young golfers making all the money today,” Hogan said. “A man must wind up with self-satisfaction. It’s the game, the performance that counts. The big thing is the thrill of the competition. I would have played as hard for an orange as a big purse. I have no bitterness. I made out very well when I played and I don’t envy the present crop.”
Obviously, nothing in one’s life can take the place of good competition.
• Fans appear to be on the Royals’ case about the outfielders they acquired over the winter. I have to believe that they will be better than the mess in the outfield last season.
• The Big 12 regular basketball season may result in a champion with two or three league losses.
• My quote of the week is from legendary NFL  coach Tom Landry: “We like competitions; we think it brings out the best in people.”