“Trust the process” is a term that gets thrown around a lot at Deptford High School. Someone recently asked, “What does that mean?”
Any student-athlete or family who spends any time at Deptford High School bumps into the concept of “trust the process.” The complexity of the concept is on a par with the parental concept of “letting go.” To many students, “trust the process” feels like an assault on one’s individuality, like turning your mind over to the school and the football program. However, it means trusting that whatever I am truly doing with my life is what I will ultimately be known for. Students struggling with this concept need to make sure that they are conducting themselves in an upright fashion, even in their most private moments. If you are genuinely trying to do this, one will begin to develop the self-image of a person of character. Ultimately, one can sum Deptford High School Football up in a one-sentence quote by 19th century French painter Eugene Delacroix: “When you do the right thing, you raise yourself in your own eyes.” This self-image will, in turn, fuel a positive public image. Thus, Deptford High School Spartans Football calls upon us to be authentic, to be genuine. Although “trust the process” will undoubtedly involve some short-term anxiety and disappointment, its value and success can only be realized with the long-term view.