Current Ipswich Town coach, former Ireland coach and lifelong life coach Mick McCarthy has some wise words in the East Anglian Daily Times on how to get over tough times.
After condescending to answer some humdrum questions about the Championship, Ipswich Town and their upcoming game against Leeds United, McCarthy moved on to deeper matters. As was said about the author Michel Houellebecq, when it comes to the 'big questions', McCarthy 'hunts big game while the other(manager)s settle for shooting rabbits'.
How does one get over the tough days, Mick was asked.
What do you do when you’ve had a bad day in the office? Do you go and cry in the corner, do you go and get rocking drunk? I don’t know. Do you go and do something bonkers?
Or do you go back to work and get back to doing something that you’re quite clearly good at.
We all had a bad day at the office – me included. I’ve been doing this job 25 years now though and I’ve had more success than failures.
Personally, I had always thought that getting 'rocking drunk' was the answer to a bad day, but Mick feels that this is an inadequate response.