Last night the Oakland Raiders won their first game in 368 days. While commentators make jokes, and non-fans laugh at the Raider Nation for celebrating, I looked at it differently.
A lot of us are on the Oakland Raiders. We are looking for that one big break. That one moment. That job, raise, or even love life that we can celebrate. The difference between us and the Raiders? (Besides the 200 pounds of muscle and wild outfits) is PERSISTENCE.
They worked out every day for over a year. They went to practice day in and day out. They got beat up every Sunday, but they KEPT SHOWING UP. Ignore the fact that it is their job, but see their struggle as a testament to passion. If you go back and look at their games, they didn’t just go through the motions and plays. They didn’t complain. They didn’t quit.
So many of us point fingers at our bosses, families, or society in general for our failure to win a game. We make excuses for why things aren’t going our way. The only way the Raiders won was by giving themselves a chance to win. By preparing themselves everyday. By showing up every Sunday WANTING to win.
We have to wake up everyday and want to WIN. We have to prepare for success. Today might be your day! Today might be the big break you have been waiting for, but breaks don’t just come from good plays on paper. They come from putting the plays into action.
Some of us have been waiting more than 368 days for that break, but you will be waiting a lot longer if you are trying to
win from the sidelines. This weekend, set your play into action. Look at your offense, not your defense. Be aggressive. & most of all… Play The Game! You didn’t buy a ticket to watch the game. You were put on this earth for a reason. Stop making excuses, and create a new play. If you are doing the same thing day in & day out and it is just not working, draw up a new one! You never know when that big play will happen, but it will only happen if you Go For It!!
It’s the 4th Quarter and the ball is in your hands… What Are You Going To Do?