..aaaannnndd.. I’m back.
I was out of town this past weekend, my son’s AAA baseball team (unexpectedly) made it to our Provincial Championship tournament, so I’ve been out of the loop for a few days.
They were complete underdogs that managed to win a wild card spot to the tournament. Good for them but it was tough playing the top teams on the hottest weekend of the year (so far).
When we got home I thought I was finally done with baseball for the season.
I turned on Netflix hoping to find that one great movie I haven’t seen yet, and instead went on to watch one of my favourite movies.. which happens to be about baseball.
It’s called “Moneyball” and it’s a great sports movie, and if you’re into sports movies like me, you should book some time to watch it.
There’s a quote from the movie that has always stuck with me, because it rings true in all sports, and in life, it basically says, “Nobody remembers you, nothing matters, if you lose the last game of the season”.
The actual quote, from Brad Pitt’s character Billy Beane, I believe, is: “If you lose the last game of the season, nobody gives a sh*t.”
The quote makes total sense in professional sports. Nobody remembers 2nd place.
… and in life, I interpret it as this..
You either win, or you don’t win.
You either get what you want, or you don’t get what you want.
However, in life, there is no “last game of the season”.
You can’t just say “Oh, well, better luck next year, I guess it wasn’t meant to be..”
Life (and business) is full of a continuous stream of challenges that need to be met head on, but here’s the thing..
The only way to not succeed is if you give up.
Let me repeat that..
The “ONLY” way to NOT succeed is if you give up.
There is no failure.
Therefore, there are only 2 options:
2. Giving up.
Every challenge you face is the “last game of the season”.
And that game has to be played over and over again until you WIN that game.
The only way to lose is if you give up, because if you keep going, you will eventually find a way to win, it’s inevitable.
So.. whatcha gonna do?
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– Geoff Stephen