What is delayed is not denied

“What is delayed is not denied” is one of legendary basketball player and coach Dawn Staley’s favorite maxims.

It resonated with me because there’s so much belief packed in those 6 words. Failure, after all, is not the falling down. It is the staying down.

It also beautifully captures something I’ve observed time and time again. Things that we or folks we know care about often don’t happen in the timeline we expect (or hope). But, a combination of time, learning, and an abundance of hunger make good outcomes inevitable.

What is delayed is not denied.