Tonight the Minnesota Twins had a pitcher pitch a no-hitter, for only the sixth time in their long history. His name was Francisco Liriano and he pitched a great game against Chicago White Sox to grab this convicted achievement.
The reason I choose this is because a few weeks ago we talked about emotion regulation and how it is important to be able to control your emotions if you are to mature in your emotional health. I cannot think of another situation that would put this to the test more than pitching nine innings knowing that one mistake will cost you your great night. I am sure that he had to maintain his emotions and be able to perform at a very high level, even thougth he was in an emotional tasting situation. As counselors we must be able to also perform at a very high level, even through the hard times in our lives. If we do not have a mature way to deal with our emotions, we will not be able to get that no-hitter, or perform when others need us the most.