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Wednesday Round-Up: A Message From Pete Carroll On Adjusting To Disruption

Head coach Pete Carroll shares advice on navigating life's storms through Compete to Create.


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, May 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Attitude Is Everything

In these uncertain times, everyone deserves a daily lift. Whether you're in need of a boost or looking for a new approach, head coach Pete Carroll has a message for you!

Through his educational platform, Compete to Create, Carroll recently wrote an article on how you can control your response to life's storms. He challenges us to hold onto the belief that "something good is just about to happen" and for the long-time coach, it all starts with attitude.

"When you're committed to having a really solid and positive perspective, you start to rise with the waves instead of getting crushed by them," Carroll said.

We all go through disruption and in those times of trouble is where Carroll says a strong attitude and positive self-talk show their true importance. It can "buoy you" in the midst of challenge and shifts your vision to recognize more goodness.

"It's because when your mind is primed to notice good things before you know it, an avalanche of positives is occurring everywhere you look," Carroll said.

Coach Carroll practices the philosophy shared in the article on the field. Instead of focusing on players' mistakes, Carroll and his staff point to what players are doing right or how to do something right. With a belief rooted in "something good is just about to happen," your next steps can be centered in hope wherever you go.

"The shift in mindset primes your brain to look for positives, and this perspective helps you adapt to whatever challenges you're facing — whether it's in the third quarter of a football game, over a Zoom call, or with your family."

Pete Carroll co-founded Compete to Create with Dr. Michael Gervais in 2013 to provide tools for performing at your best everyday - whether it's at work, at home, with colleagues, with family and friends and in society. To access their mindset training and personal development resources, visit today.

Stanford's David Shaw On Colby Parkinson

Colby Parkinson comes from a long line of successful Stanford tight ends including Zach Ertz and Austin Hooper. To learn more on where our new tight end is coming from and what makes him special, hear Stanford head coach David Shaw's thoughts below when he joined the Talkin' Seahawks podcast yesterday.

Up For The Challenge?

For the last eight weeks, the Seahawks have provided weekly challenges to keep everyone active and moving during quarantine. Have you and your family been up for the challenge? It's not too late to try out our at-home activities recommended by several players, Legends, and staff like Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Shaun Alexander, and John Schneider. Click here to view all weekly challenges and submit your completed activity for the chance to be featured in the Seahawks Weekly Challenge recap video!

Social Post Of The Day

Looking for some good reads during quarantine? Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from the NFL who shares Bobby Wagner passing along a few of his book recommendations.

More From Around The Web

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ESPN's Brady Henderson goes over how rookie Darrell Taylor can join the line of Seahawks’ Draft trade-up success stories.

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