Tackle it. Get started. Get the job done. Don’t wait.
When we tackle anything, we try to solve a problem or complete a job.
- Sometimes we tackle problems with our brains.
- Other jobs we tackle with physical work.
- Perhaps hardest to tackle are relationships with other people.
In football, tackle is both a noun and a verb. Football tackles (players) tackle (stop) players on the other team. We will focus on the verb.
A tackle has two purposes:
- To keep the other team from scoring
- To help our team score
Some tackles are easy. Some are hard.
Coaches, cheerleaders, and fans cheer for their team during a game. Cheering encourages the team to play their best.
Like football, the jobs we tackle may be easy or hard.
Either way, why not cheer for one another? Why not encourage one another to do our best? Encouragement improves both our attitudes and actions.
We tackle life better with support.
Often when we tackle life’s problems alone, we get down in the dumps. A kind word or a smile may be all we need to get out of the dumps and ready to go again.
“Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV).
Thanks to Joy Taylor for the suggestion.
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