There's no use dwelling on past mistakes. Just let it go. Don't worry too much with the future, too. Just stay in the moment, stay in the now. Each moment is fleeting and transitory in nature. Once it's gone, you can never bring it back to savor it.
"Kung yung block e nasa harap mo na, pa-check2 mo na lang sa kamay. Gawan mo ng paraan!."
No one said that life would definitely be one smooth ride. Obstacles will always be encountered. What matters is that you do something about it. Wag titiklop, wag dadagain, wag papatalo. Walang rebanse3 in real life, walang take two. Think of it very well, and just do it!
"Cover4 your spikers. And your blockers as well."
It's all about trust and support. That you'll be there for the people who mean something to you. That those very same people would also be there for you. Kung san ka masaya, suportahan ta ka. Well, as long as you don't step on other people in the process hehehehe
"Talk! Talk! Talk! Bawal tahimik sa loob ng court!"
Open communication is one of the fundamentals in any kind of relationship. Being honest is always the best policy, whether is brutally delivered, or said in a gentle manner. You deserve that from them as much as they deserve it from you.
"There are no bad 1st5 balls. Only bad setters."
I take full command responsibility with the choices I make. I can't lay the blame on other people, and neither can I blame external factors. At the end of the day, it's still me who will have to decide. It's my life after all. Integrity will back up and follow through these choices that I make. Hopefully.
1 The rally point system makes it easy to get a point. Just don't make a mistake, and force the other team to make a mistake.
2 The act of hitting the ball off the hands of the opponent's block.
3 In the parlance of pustahang laro, it's the last and determining set. Sometimes, the stakes are raised even higher.
4 Staying underneath the your spiker to be able to get the ball just in case it gets blocked back into your own court. Covering your own blocker means rushing in behind them just in case the opponent decides to tip the ball instead of spiking it hard.
5 This works on the premise that no matter how the ball is badly received or dug, a really good setter should still be able to give the ball properly to his spikers.