The Moments After the Season Ends
Selfless leaders believe in finding the truth and know right from wrong. They make facts a central part of their life through their character development.
The end of an NFL season for is never happy for 31 teams.
There's only one Super Bowl champion, while the others think about what might have been and what could be next season. But there are moments in defeat that can propel a team into the next season.
Below is a video of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence walking off the field after losing to the Kansas Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs last weekend.
Lawrence stops in the tunnel with Chiefs fans screaming, waiting for his teammates to return to their locker room. He thanks them for their efforts, then reminds every player, "We will be back."
The selfless act is really an amazing display of leadership. Lawrence wasn't thinking about himself or throwing a pity party in the moments after defeat. He was instead fully cognizant of the moment and instinctively knew he could help his team.
Trevor Lawrence exited the field after his first playoff loss and (attempted, before being encouraged to exit by security) waited to congratulate each of his teammates
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Leadership until the very end. Salute, 16
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Jan 22, 2023
Lawrence is just 23 but acted with tremendous maturity to show the world what selfless leadership really looks like.
Lawrence knew instinctively "what was the right thing to do now — and how best can I achieve the right thing."
Through his actions, he removed any blame on others, granted freedom to every team member to take the next step in their quest for a title, and removed all doubts about the danger that awaits them in answering the questions from reporters.
His actions set the tone and unified the team at the most important time.
Selfless leaders believe in finding the truth and know right from wrong. They make facts a central part of their life through their character development. They understand that finding the truth requires flexibility and removing any mistrust that could develop.
They remain grounded and find ways to make something seemingly bad become everlasting.
Jacksonville is lucky to have a leader like Lawrence — and we all are fortunate to learn from his actions in the moments after defeat.
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