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By Forrest Hershberger
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Defining OK to Play


August 4, 2021

“Middle Age Sports” aka softball is famous for the quote “Walk it off. You’ll be fine!”

Sometimes that works, and sometimes that compounds the issue. The last time I heard that famous phrase eventually ended my recreational “career.”

Likewise, it is a lesson of how much mental focus many games and sports truly require. Sometimes the simplest of processes can be derailed by not having the mental focus.

The 2021 Olympics is a good example of that. We have athletes who are treated by royalty only to snub the country sponsoring them. Meanwhile, is the focus better or awkward to th...

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