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A I 0 SIDNEY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 ',sforthe When Tiger Woods thrilled the sports world by winning The Masters golf tournament, many golf experts and fans viewed his triumph as inspirational. After all, the 43-year-old Woods demonstrated not just athletic skills, but also mental strength that al- lowed him to overcome de- clining physical prowess and years of adversity that included a sex scandal, di- vorce and numerous back and knee surgeries. For high-performing ath- letes, that's not so unusual because mental attitude is often critical to success in sports. But the same can be true in the workplace for those willing to learn from the practices of ath- letes and apply them in their own lives, says Grant Parr (gameperformance. com), a mental sports per- formance coach and the author of "The Next One Up Mindset: How To Pre- pare For The Unknown." Parr focuses on five areas where athletic exam- ples can be applied toward readiness and success in the workplace: Applying grit in the face of adversity. "Handling adversity starts with being flexible," Parr says. "Take difficult people you have to deal with; you must be able to adapt and adjust, know when to let things roll off your back and when to stand your ground. Or when you've missed your sales quota, you lose key people, etc the stress can be enormous. These are times you have to rely on your inner warrior and draw on your past examples of strong mental performance." Turning crisis into opportunity. Some athletes are summoned to a bigger role because the performer in front of them is ineffective or hurt. "Can you see opportunity when everyone else sees uncertainty?" Parr asks. "When others react with fright, you can choose mental might." Embracing your role. Every team requires people who fulfill their roles. Part of embracing your role is recognizing that the team's needs are bigger than your own. "Rock your role, and people will notice," Parr says. "But keep aspiring, studying the practices of those in higher roles, and you'll be fully prepared for advancement when it comes." Visualizing success. So critical to success in sports, visualizing success is just as vital in business. "See the performance as you wish it to go," Parr says. "See yourself performing with energy and confidence; pump yourself up with positive talk." Assuming leadership. "Doing your best, showing enthusiasm and trustworthiness helpestablish a culture that lifts everyone up," Parr says. "Showing leadership when you don't have a formal title allows you to develop the skills you'll need when an opportunity arises and offers evidence you're the one to fulfill that opportunity." "You may wait 10 or more years for a big oppor- tunity, or it may come sud- denly," Parr says. "But if you're not ready mentally, that opportunity will pass you by." A ~ ~q4~ ~: ~lr TRACK AND FIELD During the Jockstop Invitational in Glendive on Friday, May 10, Ali of 115-10. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY PAM MCGLOTHLIN Merritt throws the discus,with a throw Eagles compete at Jockstop Invitational in Glendive Kaitlyn Keithley wins the 200 meter with a time Invitational in Glendive Friday, May 10. of 27.06 at the Jockstop Sidney Eagle Carter Hughes wins the shot put with a throw of 57-00.5 at Glendive's Jockstop Invitational. FROM PASE 1 roans in northern France. Only 194 of 700 American soldiers survived. James was killed in ac- tion Oct. 1 of that same year. A telegram notifi- cation of his death was delivered to his parents, William and Martina Lar- son, by a Sidney reverend Nov. 7, 1918. It would be some years before the body of the fall- en soldier would make it back to Sidney. The Sid- ney Herald reported on Aug. 26, 1921, about the homecoming. "Last Sunday afternoon, August 21st, the remains side that could not gain of Private James Andrew admittance. Many ser- Larson were laid at rest vice men were present in at the Brorson Cemetery, full uniform, and a great with full Military hon- many people form Sidney ors, Rev. Carl Nielsen, and surrounding coun- the local Pastor officiat- try were in attendance to ing, using the simple, but pay their respects to the solemn funeral services dead peculiar to the Lutheran "James Larson was a Church, of which the de- fine lad, always a smile ceased was a member, on his face, and he was a " At the grave the fir- splendid son. When work- ing squad of the local ing away from home no Company of Guards fired Sunday was too hot or too the salute and Thomas cold for him to go home Ray sounded 'taps' for and see his parents. His the departed hero. This generosity was sublime; was the largest funer- if father needed anoth- al that has ever taken er horse Jim bought it; place at Brorson Church; if mother needed a new the Church was filled to stove Jim got it for her. A capacity and many out- good son indeed!" SUBMITTED The funeral of Pvt. Larry I.arson was held Aug. 21, 1921, at Brorson Church just outside Sidney. At the time, the funeral was the largest to take place at the small church, with many mourners unable to gain admittance. Pvt. Larson was killed in action Oct. 1, 1918, while stationed in France during WWI. His body would not make it home to Montana until three years later. all our Armed Forces ~ MARKET UNION GATEWAYAGENCY Your Insurance Team Independently Representing: Life Health Medicare Supplement - Medicare Part D ~Group Health ~Vision - Dental Long Term Care BlueCross BlueShield of Montana 202 3rd Ave NW Sidney MT 59270 phone 406-488-4366 fax 406-630-4433 :1