During the Harvard/UPenn game in 1899, my Great Great Grandfather knew he had made a mistake. He kept a photograph that showed what he had done wrong and wrote this on the back of that picture, “To me the interesting thing in this photograph is that I am looking at Daily (Harvard Quarterback) not at Sawin or Hallowell. In other words, keep your eye on the ball under any circumstances.” He did this to remind himself that he should learn something from his mistakes so he could strive to always be better. Truxtun was chosen to to be an All America football player, which meant that he was the most outstanding amteur player on his team. Truxtun was an outstanding player at the least. Truxtun always had something to motivate him to make sure he kept improving throughout his career and life. Take for example the picture of him in the Harvard/UPenn game. He learned from that play and it improved his awareness so he could play even better. He learned by going over it again after on his own time. He never stopped improving and that is why he had the amazing life that he had. It is something I am very proud of.