At this point I made a great decision for the Springbox team to try, which was having them run training sessions throughout South Africa to lead up to the World Cup. I made them conduct these because I needed the team to help grow in being leaders and also to help grow their relationships as a team. This was important because I knew that it would not only help them on the field but also off of the field in many ways.
Not only did the Springbox team learn new things but I also learned new things as well. I started to grow much stronger with leadership and relationships with others. I became to grow closer together with the Springbox team as they did with me. I was able to identify each of the players by their name because of how much time I’d spent with them.
There may have been many more important things to help this government but I wanted everyone to be happy with their team. Many of my fellow workers hadn’t always agreed with helping the Springbox team but I needed everyone to be happy.
I have also learned a lot about “forgive and forget”. The amount of time I spent in jail was very long. When I became President the whites were expecting me to not listen to any of their ideas but I didn’t want to do what the whites would’ve done to us. I listened and respected all of their ideas. It was very important to me that everyone in South Africa was happy. So once I found about what was happening with the Springbox team I wanted to show how much I cared about this situation.