10 Life Lessons from Superbowl 51
They say that over 111 million people watched the game. 111 MILLION! That’s a lot of people.
I was one of them as I expect you probably were too. We watch for lots of reasons right? Maybe you…..
- watch for the commercials
- are a die hard fan of one of the teams playing
- just love football
- watch to hang out with your friends
- watch for the food
- bet on the game and wanted to see if you’d make some $$
- had nothing better to do
There are lots of reasons we watch football.. more than just what I have listed. I just started watching as a passionate fan about 6 years ago. Two of my team members, Kris & Deb moved here from Colorado and turned me onto the game. Before that, I was the commercial watcher. I didn’t understand the game and no one ever took the time to teach me, but once I learned, I was hooked. I am, for sure, now an enthusiastic fan. I LOVE IT!
As I was thinking about last nights game, I realized that the game was an opportunity for us all to learn… regardless of which team you were rooting for, or not.
There are a few things one COULD learn from this football game, that have NOTHING to do with football… but everything to do with LIFE!
Here are my top 10:
Never give up – One simple thing can change the course of your life.
Things aren’t always as they seem – Just when you think you have won/lost the tide can turn.
Stay in the game – Just keep getting up, no matter how bleak it looks, get up and start again and again and again.
This too shall pass – Everything passes, the frustrations, the joys… EVERYTHING passes. Enjoy it all… NOW!
Think outside the box – When you are up or when you are down, think outside of the box to keep you up or bring you up!
Things aren’t always fair or understandable – Those same things are happening for you not to you… you just don’t always see or understand how/why at the time. Trust the process.
Right or wrong, good or bad, best or worst, are all a matter of perspective – What’s right for one could be wrong for another and vice versa. People see things differently, from their own frame of reference.
Life is a journey, not a destination – Enjoy every single minute of the journey. Don’t miss a single second worrying about what if. Stay present.
Don’t listen to the crowd – They all have an opinion… and that is none of your business. There are always lovers and haters, stay focused within and know who you are and what your gifts are in this world.
Take time to play – Play hard, play loud, but don’t forget to PLAY!
I’d love to hear your comments on these top 10! Please feel free to share in the comment below.