The importance of falling forward
February 3, 2014 2 Comments
Who watched that terrible Super Bowl last night? That was such a one-sided event, it was embarrassing. Even the commercials were a let down.
I’m sure the Broncos stumbled away from that butt whooping with their pride significantly singed. Who wouldn’t, you get all the way to the big game and you leave your talent back on the bus.
Ah, the lessons in life of winning and losing. In every competition, there is a side that loses, right?
Well, the Broncos didn’t go home with the trophy, but what they could have learned was a valuable lesson–no matter how good you might be, you can always have a really bad day!
With failure comes lessons. For true Bronco fans, they will be there next year–trust me, I’m a Detroit Lions fan and I know how bad things can get for football. I’ve never stopped my support of my team. There will be those that hop on the bandwagon to celebrate with the Seahawks, who at one time were referred to as the No Hawks.
The thing is, when you fall, no matter how far or how hard, you get up, dust yourself off, evaluate what happened, and give it a go again.
Next week, heck, maybe even tomorrow, the Broncos will be sitting in front of game footage evaluating their mistakes and determining what went wrong.
The lesson in this is two fold:
1. When the going goes tough, do you abandon your team and ride the bandwagon to the winner’s side. Or do you stick by your team in thick and thin supporting them through their stumble?
2. When you fall, regardless of how hard, do you get up, dust yourself off, review the game footage, practice harder, and come out gunning next season?
Yes, even in football, one can find life’s little lessons.