Football – What’s it got to do with YOUR life in 2015?
As many of you know, the professional football season is fully underway. The Super Bowl is coming up on February 1st 2015, the highlight of the season; a game in which every team and player in the National Football League aspires to play. Thirty-two teams in the league work hard all season long toward the same goal, and it all comes down to two teams playing in this crucial last game of the season.
For each team and player, it takes dedication, hard work and discipline to simply make it through the regular season. If you spoke to any individual player, he would probably tell you that you must set goals just to make the team. Without goals, you tend to be unfocused, ill-prepared and lacking in the necessary determination to reach the pinnacle of anything you attempt.
So it is with life. Setting goals is important in reminding yourself where you want to go. When you know where you want to go and how to fulfil your dreams, you'll then need to determine how to prepare and proceed. As in football, playing the game is only one part of it. It will take hard work to get there. It may take going to school or starting at the bottom in the working world or even possibly accepting low wages initially to get your foot in the door of a company. It may take sacrifice or failure to build the character and stamina necessary to complete “the mission” just like it does for many football players and teams.
Making mistakes is part of life, but learning to pick yourself up and getting back in the game is imperative in reaching your objectives. Additionally, surrounding yourself with positive, ambitious, hardworking people who will support you and motivate you to keep you going even when times get tough will help you on your way to achieving those importunate goals.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
Let 2015 not just be a time of the typical ill-fated New Year resolutions, but start the year setting achievable goals that will improve your life and outlook. PTM is here to help you on your way with mentoring and counseling to keep you on track and provide the support you need to guide you through life’s challenges.
Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals.” (Author unknown) Make 2015 count!!