If you are a football fan, then what I’m about to share is not news to you. This past Sunday, the #DenverBroncos in my home state of Colorado took on the #CarolinaPanthers in what was an epic match-up in #SuperBowl50.
It was the most anticipated game of the year. Far and wide people were putting their money on the Carolina Panthers to win. I believe Vegas had 4:1 odds on the Panthers winning the Super Bowl. After all, Carolina has the number 1 offense in the NFL, an MVP quarterback, Cam Newton, and a young team that was powerful and dominant during the current NFL season.
While they were basking in all of that, Carolina forgot about one important detail (or at least, that’s the way they played). They had forgotten that the Broncos has the number 1 defense in the NFL. The defense was tight and didn’t stand a chance of being penetrated by the Carolina Panthers. Not to mention, they also had Peyton Manning; one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL. However, this Super Bowl was a defense game and the Denver Broncos defense proved it Sunday night.
Some members of the Carolina Panthers also seemed to be a little “too sure” of themselves; being cocky, arrogant, and they believed they had this game in the bag. They went into this game pretty sure that they were going to win #SuperBowl50. Now, being confident about yourself is one thing. Just so we’re on the same page, the definition according to Google is “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.”
Having confidence in yourself is actually a good thing. The opposite of that is arrogance, which means “having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities; egotistic, full of oneself, superior, etc.” We can continue to talk about this game all day, but that’s not what this post is about today.
In short, the Denver Broncos went into this game as underdogs and came out as Champions.
The point I’m trying to make to you is don’t let anyone count you out. They will try, and when they do, don’t you accept this. This is all negative talk. You’re going to have to be strong in yourself and combat that negative talk with positive talk and affirmations. Let this motivate you to keep moving forward. You may be an underdog on the path to reaching your dream. People may see you as losing your game. Don’t let them put those thoughts in your mind.
If you keep working at building your dream, I guarantee you, you too will come out as a Champion.
Have a great day everyone.
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