Greater Days Ahead
|Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM|
Notice the Victories!
(Ode to the Atlanta Falcons)
At the current standings my favorite football team is only 5-9. Not a good record on the surface numerically. Yet oddly enough they still have a chance of winning their division if they win their last two games. Yes, that’s right, if they finish 7-9 they would end up division champions! Now of course that’s not a winning record percentage wise and most division winners have at least ten or more wins but if they get to 7-9, they’ll be champions (I sure hope that they do).
When I talk to people about it I hear a lot of them say, “They shouldn't be division champions with nine loses.” And they make all types of jokes about my team. And I get it, they make sense and some of the jokes are really funny. But that made me begin to think, if they do end up as division champions with nine loses does that take away their seven wins?
When we look at our life in light of everything that has happen to us that is sometimes what we do. Sometimes we look at the loses more than we look at the wins. However, what we need to realize is that even in spite of all the loses we have experienced we are more successful than we can ever think. Sometimes we don't notice this because we're too busy looking at some of the defeats we’ve suffered.
We need to stop doing that and turn that around and look at all the victories that we have gained. Once we began to look at all the victories that we have we can really then began to see the progress that we have made. And then once we see the progress that we've made we realize the greatness that is within us. We’ll see the champions that we are. We will realize all the obstacles that we had to overcome. We will realize all the strength that we've gained. We realize all the hardships that we had to endure yet we got through them.
So it’s not with all the failures that we should look at, but it’s all the victories that we do have that has sustained us and made us great, made us winners. So don't look at all the loses no matter how tough or how many they were. Realize and celebrate all the victories and then you’ll notice the progress that you’ve truly made.
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