When it comes to football, as the world renowned lyricist Trick Daddy stated, “I don’t know nan! Nope, nope.”
All I know is that Super Bowl Sunday means pizza, wings, and great dips intertwined with the best commercials of the year. Honestly, I look forward to the commercials and piggin’ out chile. Give me my little dranky drank and conversation with my other girls partaking in the fake celebration of football. I don’t know much about the lead up to this Superbowl Sunday besides Deflate Gate and the possible wrongful use of drones to film other team’s practices. Shady McGrady business if you ask me. So, from there on, I was fake rooting for the Falcons.
Did I learn how many yards are needed for a 1st Down? No.
Did I learn the difference between the different flag colors? No.
Did I learn anything football related? Absolutely not!
Yet, I did learn a very important lesson: It’s not over, until you decide it’s over!
The faces of the Patriot fans accompanied by their social media posts drastically changed from the overzealous cheers of confidence to praying with the faith of a mustard seed. Child, rosaries came out and hearts began to beat rapidly hoping for mercy. It was over. I mean, it had to be right? It was the 2nd quarter with the Patriots not scoring, like Trina this time, not nan points.
But, wait how in the matter of a fill of guacamole and lime chips, a circle around the party being a Chatty Patty and a loud yell from the living room did the game become tied? As Braxton P. Hartnabrig would say, “What the heezy?”
How did it happen you say? Because the Patriots were resilient, they were determined and committed to achieving their goals. They didn’t decide it was over.
It’s not over until you decide it’s over!
They didn’t let the fear of potential defeat diminish the glory of a potential win. Let me say that again.
They didn’t let the fear of potential defeat diminish the glory of a potential win.
Look at you neighbor and say neighborrrrrrr, “Don’t let the fear of potential defeat diminish the glory of a potential win.”
Are you doing that in your life?
Do you push through despite all of the things that can go wrong? Or do you quit to prevent from failing?
Do you set goals for yourself with the mindset of accomplishing them by any means? Or do you allow yourself to be sidetracked by all the obstacles life throws your way?
Rather it’s starting your own business, getting that promotion at work, losing those extra pounds from last years resolution or embarking on your journey to financial freedom (plus that extra 5 you gained this year. Child, we all been there), are you going to do it? Are you going to commit to yourself? Because at the end of the day, you have to do it (Whatever it is) for YOU!
Or let me guess, you don’t have time, you work full-time and when you get home you don’t have time to work on your dreams? Oh, your kids are in involved in after school activities and sports so you don’t have time to go to the gym? Ohhhhhh you don’t know what you want to do in your career so you’ll just stay at this job because it’s comfortable? Excuses on top of excuses. Anything worth having, is worth fighting for. Are you going to fight for it?
You have permission to mess up the first quarter of your life, quarter and some change, of your life.
You have permission to make mistakes.
You have permissions to recognize that you aren’t performing at the best of your abilities.
You don’t have to settle for less.
You don’t have to be comfortable with medicoritcy.
This uncofmortable phase of unhappiness you’re feeling, you can end it.
This does NOT have to be your destiny. It’s not over until you decide it’s over!
Most importantly, you have permission to rectify what’s wrong. Growth is the necessity of evolution. You can’t evolve in your spirit, your being and passions if you don’t grow!
No one can change your life but you. Are you going to do it?
If you don’t, who will?
I’ll wait …..