It all depends upon your point of view. Every single day is as Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times – it was the worst of times.”
And so it goes with Super Bowl XLVIII.
For the Seahawks – it was the BEST GAME EVER.
For the Broncos, It was the worst. Everything that could possibly go wrong was going wrong. The only consolation, I suppose, was that Peyton Manning didn’t get hurt.
Talk about a brutal beating. Y-ouch.
I stopped watching early on. I’d much rather see a contest than a blow-out.
The agony of defeat can take a long time to get over. It can take days, weeks, months – even years. Some players NEVER get over the pain of loss. Some coaches, too.
And do you want to know why?
It’s because they keep replaying their defeat in the theatre of their minds.
Instead of going back into the past and retrieving positive memories, going back and replaying when you were at your best, you play the dour and sad and melancholy memories of when you were at your worst.
The great players learn to throw yesterday’s losses in the trash bin. Sure, they hurt. But no matter how big the loss, no matter how disappointing, they learn to rise above it.
It wasn’t that long ago that Seattle was synonymous with losing team. It wasn’t that long ago that John Elway could NOT win a Super Bowl. He got trounced more than once. Badly.
And then he went out with a BANG. Two-straight Super Bowl victories – and he faded away into the sunset – primarily remembered for his WINS.
Elway never gave up – no matter what.
Neither has Seattle.
Despite never having been to the Big Show, they played the game like they’ve been there many times before. Helmets off to the Seahawks. Keep replaying this victory and many more will come your way.
And for those who ended up on the lesser side of the scoreboard, grab the reins of your own mind and lead yourself back to where you were when you were at your best. Then get busy doing what it takes to be all you’re meant to be. That is what causes greatness.
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