My co-worker brought up the fact that in wikipedia Idaho State was mentioned for college football. At first I was excited to hear what it was , but immediately my joy turned to sorrow. The reason being is that he said, “Idaho State Football was listed as a team that lost by the most points ever in a football game.” By how many you say? In 1919 Idaho State lost to Utah State 131-0, yep that is correct no typo 131-0. Not all history is worth bragging about, and who knows what was going on then. This brought to my memory of myself playing for Idaho State Football a lot later.
You see I remember the first game I played in as an Idaho State Bengal, we were playing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. The spring and fall was full of practice, conditioning and lifting weights, it felt like forever before I would step on the field and play another team. Can I tell you fear was evident, after thinking about it it wasn’t me scared of another player, it was me being afraid of letting my team and coaches down, after they invested so much into me. This quote rings true:
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway - John Wayne
Fear, doubt, being scared it all seems true in the mind, because we don’t know the future. We all have options that when we are called upon to exercise our greatness we feel a tugging to pull back. Some of us look for an out of the situation, how can I not have to do this. Can I share some wisdom with you? Our options can be simply overcome with our visions.
What do I mean about this, your vision for life, the situation will push past any options that oppose you and your greatness. How often do you envision yourself doing something really cool, to really great? When you are facing a situation that wants to rob you of your moment, do you get still and vision yourself succeeding or breaking through? This mental exercise proves to be gold in life and listen it works for every occasion. You profession, your business, your marriage, your children, your health, you name it. When you capture a vision for greatness it pulls you past the wall of fear and puts in the arena of courage. “Saddle up anyway!”
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