Bouncing Back From Failures

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Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. I just got home from watching The Florida Marlins vs. my beloved New York Mets. This was a thrill for me because it was the first time I got to go to an opening day game. I played baseball from the age of 6 until I was 20, so baseball is one of my first loves.

It was great. The Mets won 7-2 behind the efforts of our new ace pitcher Johan Santana. Things are looking up after the disastrous collapse of last season. We owned a seven game lead going into the final month of the season and we still did not get into the playoffs. Let's just say I still get a lot of grief from my buddies over the way the season ended.
This is a new season with high expectations. I'm so excited. Take a look at this video featuring the new look Mets. It is actually a great lesson to learn about life. Everyone fails in life. It just happens. But what sets individuals apart is the ability to learn from the mistakes of our past failures and turn them into successes. The Mets are poised to do just that.

Athletes know that they practice long and hard for a reason. The rewards are down the line. If an athlete gave up every time they lost, we wouldn't have any sports because everyone loses at some point. Just as the Mets are ready to bounce back from last season, you must bounce back when you have a setback. Everyday is a new game. Everyday is an opportunity to improve.

Be persistent in all that you do. I often hear people say, "Well if I could throw the ball 95mph, I would be in the Major Leagues too." They assume that these athletes are just born this way. A lot of them have natural talent, but they also put in countless hours of practice. Countless failures lead to a few huge successes. Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! says that he has become an expert at failing. The more he fails, the smarter he becomes. The key is to make an attempt at something. Fail. Learn from that failure and then improve your efforts. If you don't try...nothing will ever happen for you.

You may not be a Mets fan, but you can take home the message of bouncing back from disappointment. Keep striving to be the best. Soon you will realize that you already possess the skills to be a champion. Many blessings and LET'S GO METS!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm a Rockies fan. And their are a ton of BoSox fans that live in the area. So you can only imagine what kind of grief I got last year:)

Dexter Francois said...

It was a painful winter. I didn't watch a single playoff game last year. But spring is here and it's time for rebirth. Good luck to the Rockies. I can say that because you're not in my division. Let's hope to meet in the post season and may the best team win.(The Mets!)

Many blessings!