I will say upfront my extracurricular activities tend to go more toward books that sports. In fact, my alma mater, the University of Chicago, didn’t even have a football team that was much more than a “club” team.
So for those who know me, you might be surprised that I watched the Super Bowl. Well, I watched and I am VERY glad I did.
What a comeback story – one from which we can learn a lot:
- Leadership under pressure. How would you react if you were down by more than three touchdowns with only have the game left? Many would give up, but not Brady. He kept going, putting everything on the line, and getting the rest of the team to believe a win was possible.
- Not letting time be the deciding factor. The Patriots kept going, knowing that there had never been an overtime in a Super Bowl. Well, now there has been.
- Finding a bit more determination, tenacity, and guts. When it looks like the tides had turned against Brady and the team, they stayed in the game – clearly with their heads and hearts.
There are many other things you can learn about being a comeback genius from Super Bowl LI. Just don’t find them, put them into action in your own life.
Have a great day,