I never thought that I would have learned a life lesson by watching a football game. Of course, the game I’m referring to was yesterday’s Superbowl. I was thoroughly entertained watching the nail-biter game but my lesson came from what I heard hours earlier in the day as opposed to what I witnessed.
As I multi-tasked around the house cleaning and preparing the food we would eat during the game (because we all know how important food and snacks are for any sporting event) the TV was on. I listened to a lot of pre-game interviews and commentaries from sports analysts predicting who they thought would walk away as the world champions. I could not help notice how much focus was placed on the two men who would dictate how the game would unfold – the quarterbacks.
Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t football a team sport? We need our leaders but what about the other team members who have their jobs to do in order to secure a victory? Why do we constantly put so much pressure on one member of the team when we are supposed to be a united front all wanting the same outcome – success?
Global economists say that 2012 is going to be another rough year but it looks as though we are halfway through the hard times. It’s kind of like the world is sitting in the locker room and looking at the score at the end of the half. If we want to hoist the trophy up over our heads when the final whistle blows, we know that we will have to give it our all in the last half of the game. Pointing the finger at the quarterback to get us out of a difficult situation doesn’t work if the entire team is not willing to give 100%.
If we want to have a winning outcome it’s time that we all get suited up, roll up our sleeves and do our jobs to make it happen. Let’s not forget that we are in this game together!