Man Morning #11 - The Best Thing
The best is ahead, pessimism leads to weakness, and chasing a feeling.
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In today’s issue:
🏆 The best thing
🧠 A brain workout
💬 Words to ponder
🏆 THE BEST THING
In 2006, the University of Southern California Trojans played the University of Texas Longhorns in the BCS National Championship football game.
USC entered the game with a 34-game winning streak. They had two of the best players in the country.
Texas was a big underdog. Almost no one picked them to win the game.
But that night, in front of nearly 94,000 people at the Rose Bowl, and with 35 million people watching on television, the University of Texas beat USC.
They proved the naysayers wrong.
Underdog stories are great. However, this story goes much deeper.
In the locker room after the game, Texas head coach Mack Brown arrived for his post-game speech.
He congratulated the players for winning the national championship. Then, he said something that the players would never forget:
“I don’t want this to be the best thing that’s ever happened to you,” he said.
“When you’re 54, I don’t want you to say, ‘Winning a football game was the best thing that ever happened in my life.’ You’ll have it. And you’ll be a champion for the rest of your life. You make sure that’s one of the best sports things in your life.”
Fresh from winning a national championship, their coach tells them to make sure that something better happens in their lives.
This story is an important reminder:
Don’t focus so much on what you did in your past that you lose sight of what’s possible in your future.
When you commit, believe, and act as if the best is ahead, your life will immediately begin to change.
🧠 A BRAIN WORKOUT
Think about the “best things” to happen in your life so far.
What emotions did you feel when the “best things” were happening?
When was the last time you felt those emotions…?
What you’re chasing in life is a feeling. A feeling that reminds you that you're alive.
💬 WORDS TO PONDER
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