Even the best self-sabotage! Just in case you haven’t been paying attention the biggest football game of the year was played last night. Millions of dollars were spent in tickets, food, half-time show and probably most of all in advertising. Millions of people across the world were watching this game last night as well. It’s really hard to fathom that if you think about it.
AMATEUR TO PRO
Kids have a way of letting themselves dream and dream big. I have heard boys playing backyard football playing like they are in the Super Bowl and in their mind it’s real! Somewhere along the way we stop dreaming big and start playing small and lost that self-confidence. This is what keeps people from achieving their dreams.
There are some kids that never stop dreaming and that is what you saw last night. The guys on those two teams have dreamt about playing that game since they were little boys. Many of them have played that over and over in their minds thousands of times. Some of those guys probably slept with a football when they were little boys. Every one of them started out as amateurs but worked so hard in the classroom, in the gym and on the field so they could turn PRO!
SO WHAT HAPPENED
If you were you watching the game you know that in the last two minutes of the game the Seahawks were down by four points and they began to make their move down the field. Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll knew what they had to do to win the game and he began to execute. So what happened?
Like so many of you we begin to achieve our goals and live our dreams and all the sudden we wake up one day and realize “this is really happening” and we sub-consciously put the brakes on. We begin to do things to tear down what we have worked so hard to build. Truth is, we have no idea why Coach Carroll made that call, but it will go down as one of the worst play calls in history.
Coach Carroll and Russell Wilson are at the top of their game and yet in one play they lost the game. Sometimes in our lives that is all it takes and our businesses begin to roll backwards, our bank accounts begin to grow smaller and or self-confident and self-image begin to turn negative and before long we are right back where we started.
You will have to come back tomorrow for ways to keep from going from PRO TO AMATEUR!