Sunday, February 5, 2012
The "Big Game" maybe isn't as big after all...
You've worked so hard to get here.
You've put in the practice time.
All for this one.
You blow it. You lose. You don't win.
You feel that emptiness in the pit of your stomach. You question whether or not you are good enough. Whether or not you will have this opportunity again. Whether or not you could've done more to prevent this loss.
Get over it.
Over a lifetime, it's the total number of wins and losses that count. Not just the "big one."
I found myself thinking about this last night as I watched Green Bay Packer Quarterback Aaron Rodgers win the National Football League Most Valuable Player Award. Of course, if his team were in the Super Bowl today, he wouldn't have been able to accept his award in person because he would be preparing for the big game. Matter of fact, almost every player receiving awards last night lamented the fact that they were not playing today to get a chance to be crowned World Champions.
That's human. That's normal. I get that. They should be mad, hurt, frustrated.
But at the end of the day...if you have more wins than losses...then you win. The "big one" isn't one thing...it's your cumulative effort.
Don't get me wrong...some wins mean more than others...but a win is win.
You "win" everyday. You just don't see them.
Enjoy every one of them. No matter the size or significance at the time.
It's a journey of wins...not the destination.
I won yesterday because I went skating with my boys last night and we had a blast. All ending with two very tired boys snuggling up in our laps last night as night fell.
That's a win in my book.
Al Davis got it right...almost. Got to add one thing...