If you are a sports fan, then this post may resonate with you. I am writing it, hoping that it offers a little bit of inspiration to some of you.
This weekend I watched a movie called Boom, it was about a high school teacher who took up mixed martial arts in order to raise money to save his friend from losing his job as the music teacher at the school. It was very predictable and the star went on to win his debut fight in the Octagon at the highest level of MMA. Typical of a Hollywood produced movie. But does this happen in real life, what are our chances of success?
Last weekend, I watched a short news clip, showing a game of college basketball being played in the USA. As a gesture to the teams water boy who had some type of disability, the coach asked him to wear the teams uniform for the last game of the season. When one of their players got injured the coach asked this boy if he would step in and play the final quarter. The boy was ecstatic, but what happened next amazed everyone. He missed his first shot at goal, but went on to score six 3 pointers, shots that were thrown from outside the circle. He was the hero of the game.
Other recent examples of the underdogs doing well include Kenya's sevens rugby team which won the tournament held at Singapore a month ago. This team came from no where to beat the top Fijian team in the final. It's taken them 17 years to accomplish this feat, but eventually they pulled it off and convincingly.
Another more recent success was that enjoyed by Leicester City in England's Premier Football League. The odds on this team winning the league at the start of the season were 5000 to 1, but they won in fine fashion beating Essendon 3-1 in the final.
Lets take a lesson from these success's. Firstly, we need to be in the game to win. Secondly, we need to believe in ourselves and that we can succeed and finally we need to enjoy whatever it is we are doing.
Hope you enjoyed this post.
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