The Mindset of a Champion
The mindset of a champion was on display. It was estimated that over a 111 Million people watched yesterdays Super Bowl and witnessed the New England Patriots, win a record 5th Super Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons had the MVP of the league, but he had never played on this large of a stage. For the entire first half, the Falcons played like they were the champions.
Everything went wrong for the Patriots and at halftime they found themselves behind 21-3. No team had ever overcome a deficit as large as 14 points. Very few gave New England a chance. I don’t know how many turned off the game. I’m sure many only stayed tuned to their television to watch Lady Gaga perform at halftime and they weren’t disappointed. She was spectacular.
It only got worse for the Patriots as the 2nd half began. But Tom Brady arguably the best quarterback ever, rallied them from a 28-3 deficit, and demonstrated why there is no longer a debate as to who is the best.
Let’s look at the qualities that Brady and the Patriots demonstrated in this historic turnaround. Wherever you are on your life journey, perhaps this exploration might give you some insight as to how you can take your life to the next level.
- No matter what people say, you still got to play the game.
- The law of averages and historical data, doesn’t pertain to you. You are an individual with unique gifts and qualities. You have a special skill set that only pertains to you.
- Keep believing in yourself. See yourself succeeding. See yourself as the champion.
- Don’t give up. You’ve exceeded expectations of yourself before. Let go of that ceiling you have for yourself. In fact be willing to shatter it.
I’m sure there are more qualities and gems you can glean from that game. But for now, keep believing in yourself.
To dream -again. To dare -again.
To feel enjoyment and happiness – again,
or for the first time.
To realize – Ah, this is living —
This is the stand I take!
At times our own light goes out and is reignited by the spark of another person. The Soul of Uncertainty, a Fable for our Times, is available for purchase on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/author/marksusnow
Mark Susnow is an executive-life coach and thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. A former trial attorney for 25 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation.
If you are curious to find out how Mark can make a difference in your life both personally and professionally, you are invited to contact him at 415.453.5016 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE SOUL OF UNCERTAINTY—A Fable for our Times
A young man, Buddy, just setting out in life encounters a mysterious “modern day mystic” who promises to help him tap into magical powers inside himself to attain a sense of inner freedom, and his soul’s purpose. An unexpected ‘road trip’ of the soul begins and Buddy is never the same.
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