Setting the Table for 40 Red Dash
Through the Lead ‘Em Up program we spend a lot of time focused on being Green and building Green. It dominates our conversations… as it should.
But it does open up a question: is it ever okay to be red?
Is it ever appropriate or allowable to be red or have moments of red?
The reality is we all experience red moments; moments of frustration, annoyance, discouragement, moments where we need to look after ourselves first, etc.,
The difference between Green athletes experiencing red moments and red players having red moments is how long they live there.
From an athlete’s perspective using a 40-yard dash as a metaphor, you could say their “Run From Red 40-Time is Faster.” They’ve trained themselves to have a fast run from red 40-time. They experience red and then get out quicker than others.
Learning how to manage our relationship with red is critical and improving our 40-Red Dash time is essential.
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40 Red Dash Exercise Reminder Card
To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.
40 Red Dash Quiz Questions
Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- Green leaders may experience red moments, but they don’t _______.
- What are the four major identifiers that help us identify if a Green classmate is simply having a red moment?
- What does it mean to feel convicted?