By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Have you ever noticed that when a sports team is having consecutive losses people want key players fired? I hear people saying, “that lousy bum isn’t worth all that money.”
But as soon as the team has an impressive win, people change their minds knowing these players are really exceptional. Now they are saying, “I knew we would make the playoffs.”
Isn’t it amazing that after all the losses, it only takes one good victory to change everyone’s thought process?
Admit it, we’ve all felt that way about certain sports players, even other people in our lives.
It’s not fair, but this is how life and others treat us, too.
Maybe you’re the one going through a string of losses. It seems like one situation after another is not going your way.
Why am I having so many challenges at work? Why is there a miscommunication with my family? I’m working my tail off and no one is giving me respect. I’m really getting frustrated and depressed.
Ok, we all deal with those situations, but today you’ll turn the corner.
Just like in sports, all you need is one victory to change the course. All it takes is the feeling of accomplishment to create the right mindset.
These victories can be as small as organizing your office, finishing projects at work, home or school, and possibly doing yard work and cleaning the garage. The short-list is endless according to your lifestyle.
You might need to have an adult conversation with someone and come to a mature conclusion. You’ll both feel better — believe me.
Once a string of small victories takes place, they’ll snowball into a playoff championship run.
Remember, our sports teams don’t start the season in the playoffs. They have to succeed in a certain number of wins to get there. Those teams, just like us, have plenty losses along the way.
But, it’s the team that doesn’t let losses keep them down that make it to the championship game.
It’s OK for people to doubt you, but never doubt yourself.
Today is your comeback day. You’ll be the master of victories and the conqueror of life. Now get out there and kick some.