What do John Elway, Hines Ward and Brian Pruitt
all have in common?
First, a lil diddy.
Back in college it came down to the
biggest game of my collegiate career – BG vs Central Michigan-
winner went to the Mac championship.
Central had a top rated running back that year name Mike Priutt.
Nothing did I like better than having the challenge rest on the dee to stop this guy.
The first play from the line of scrimmage was a sixty yard
scamper to the end zone by Mr Pruitt. After that, he was lucky to get fifty yards total.
On one play, I remember drilling Mike
into the ground with everything I had.
He let out a gust of wind emptying his lungs…. “Umph!”
“Ya come on my side a-gain and yur gonna get more of dhat,”
I whispered in his ear hole.
“Vince, May God be with you!”
“What?!?!?!?!”Â I thought.
How can this be? I leveled him and
his response was “May God be with you.”
My strategy for mentally messing with his head was trumped.
People who practice mental toughness
have a knack for never letting you know an ounce
of their pain inside. Theyre tough as nails.
They eat thunder and crap lightning.
John Elway was another example of this.Â No matter how hard
a linebacker would thump him he always stood-up displaying that
cheshire grin. In fact, no matter if the Bronchoes were behind or ahead
he alwas seemed to have the same expression. As a fan
on the opposing team it was frustrating as heck to watch.
Can you imagine being an opposing player
and seeing that when you line up for every snap.
Heines ward is another example if you want a more
recent person who practices this “smile into adversity” principle.
After every jaw rattling tackle he pops up off the ground
with that cheesy smile. It almost looks fake if it were not
plastered on his face – all game long.
So is this another one of my many ole football stories
that I mindlessly pound out that have zero to do with your life.
There are many folks who are in a world of hurt.
Maybe not physically but mentally.
If you are unemployed.
If you are facing foreclosure.
If you are at odds with your employer.
Basically, if you are living life… chances are you are being challenged
now more than ever.
So my advice is smile into adversity. Smile when it hurts most.
Dont let the circumstances get the best of you;
less you give your power away to people, places and things
that dont count in the grand scheme of things. Or the big picture.
When you smile when you dont feel like it, you instantly change
your energy.Â You change the way people respond
to you. In essence, you activate your FAITH muscle trusting
everything will be alright in the future.
And FAITH is one of the key components to success and turning your life around.
If you’ve been inspired by this daily message,
then you will want to check out my new book,Â Tackling Life’s Problems,
that’s loaded with similar stories and success style
games you can apply instantly in your life and business.
You can buy it on Amazon or you can order it off my site
and receive several bonuses along with it.
I look forward to hearing your results applying the principles
of success that I teach. Here is that link again to Tackling Life’s Problems.