Monday, February 06, 2017
Wins and Losses
“On athleticism, God knows no favor. It seems rather he is in the business of teaching winners how to lose and losers how to win.” ― Criss Jami
I need to take this moment to apologize.
I need to apologize to all of those Atlanta Falcon fans who deeply and those who road the wagon during Super Bowl LI.
I need to apologize to the Atlanta Falcons themselves who came so close but a championship slipped away in the late evening hours of Super Bowl LI.
It was I who turned on the television late in the third quarter to watch the game unfold. I gave the New England Patriots a shot at winning this championship and they took full advantage of my bad choice.
I should have continued to watch House of Cards episodes on Netflix and left the football gods to wonder why I was not watching the game.
I should have, but I did not.
I am pretty sure my watching or not having watched had no impact upon the game. And no, I am not superstitious. I feel we give everything we have as the football players did on that field.
A missed block, an unfortunate fumble or drive saving catch all contribute in the end. We are human after all and it is those pieces of the game which decide outcomes. It is those things which determine wins and losses.
And it is our attitude towards a win or loss which determines who we are as a person. Attitude determines the type of winner and type of loser we are in any given situation.
So do I apologize for my possible ethereal impact upon the game, of which it is unlikely.
If it makes one step back and look at the wins and losses of one's life in a more positive light, then please, let my apology stand.
Stay inspired my friends!