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The Game of Life

October 10, 2016

It’s football season. When I talk to men….I talk to them in terms of football sometimes because that’s the language they talk during these next few months.  In life we have rules and regulations, we have teams, we have coaches, and they all come in different forms. So what does Football have to do with life? Glad you asked………….

Do you have a mind for the life you live?

To win football you don’t have to be the best coach…you just have to know how to win the game. I have seen people be horrible bosses/coaches…they don’t know how to communicate, they don’t know how to treat their employees, some of them don’t even speak. At the end of the day though that company is bringing in billions. How? Life is full of strategies, techniques, and schemes. People are put in positions because of their knowledge of the work, whether they’re great motivators or not. If you know the game and your opponent you can go a long way in defeating them. You can outsmart them by doing what you do best…knowing your stuff. I worked for a company that did real estate a while ago (when I thought I wanted to be a real estate agent) the boss didn’t speak and seemed quite shy. I often thought why is she running this office….when I heard that she closed on her 1,000 house in 3 months…I thought to myself oh she knows her stuff. Didn’t matter how quiet she was she knew how to outsmart others and get the job done. In life you have to know when to do your best. No, you may not be a great coach in terms of a pep talks or motivation but you know how to build a great team who can get the job done under your leadership. Have a mind for the life that you live and live it by being smart and defeating the enemy.

Attitude

A while back I got into it with someone on my Instagram about a statement that I put up about unemployment and minimum wage. She told me I was wrong when I said that the minimum wage was below $7.50 I said actually the minimum wage here in GA is $5.15 (in certain cases and I know two people in those cases) She swore to me that I was crazy and that I didn’t know what I was talking about. My attitude the entire time was pleasant (which shocked me too) and calm. Even after I showed her the URL of what it was she still said it was a typo and I was wrong. A few weeks later she came back to me and apologized and said she went to the state office to get it straight and it was 5.15 in certain cases. She was also a PR person who said to me that my attitude throughout the entire ordeal was amazing and she got me tickets to a concert for free front row 🙂 See it’s not all about going off at the mouth. If you know you are right why bother having a nasty attitude. Prove your point and keep it moving. A good attitude goes a long way in improving your performance in life and in football. If you complain when life gets you down how will others see you? Will they want a debby downer on their team? When you get destroyed on a play, do you pout and sit out the next time, or do you get back up and go for it again? Keep a good attitude, get up and go again.

Effort

There will always be someone who can outrun you, outsmart you, out do you in some type of way. You should always give 100% even if you aren’t the best. My son played football for 4 years since he was 5. He was the shortest on the field and the coaches barely put him in the first year but he kept going (I had help in making him do so) He loved the game but said he wasn’t good enough because he was short. I told him to still give effort even if he was sitting on the bench. Show up to every practice and do your best. He did that….the second year he played, he got a little more playing time and sacked the quarterback of the opposing team a total of 5 times. There is no excuse for not giving all that you have in anything that you do. “a high level of achievement can be attained with a relatively low level of raw talent” Put forth effort in your life to do things and don’t give up just because you think you aren’t that great. Our thinking has a lot to do with our outcomes in life.

How you play the game is important and the steps to win is what makes the story great. Life isn’t a game but sometimes we have to treat it as if it is because I don’t know about you but I am tired of losing. I want to win and I am determined to have the best attitude, put fort the best effort, and change my mind frame for how I live. How about you?

The Game of Life

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    October 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    This is such a great post. You really have to live your life. You have to get off the bench!

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    Catherine Sargent
    October 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    This is a great post. I may not always win at everything I do, but as long as I tried my best I can’t be upset.

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    Pam
    October 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Attitude is so important in life. You have to think you can succeed, but you don’t want to be rude or hateful.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    October 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This is such a great conversation! My kids need to really understand this and I, at 35, still need to remind myself sometime too!

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    Brandy
    October 13, 2016 at 12:02 am

    This is such a great post. Having a good attitude will help you get far in life.

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    October 13, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I love your analogy of life being like a football game. I have not been fully participating in my life and it shows.

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    Liz Mays
    October 13, 2016 at 1:59 am

    I love your attitude. It really is helpful not to doubt yourself. Sometimes a self pep talk can help too.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    October 13, 2016 at 3:22 am

    I don’t sweat it if I don’t win all the time. There are a lot of things that I have wanted to do, but other people got to do it before me. That’s ok. I just come right back and try again the next time. Eventually, I get what I am looking for. I know that I am a winner overall, and that is good enough for me.

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    kristi
    October 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Attitude is huge, especially when someone keeps telling you wrong. You handled the minimum wage thing with grace.

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    Jeanine
    October 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Having a good attitude is the only way to go about everything. You handled that really well ,not so sure i would have!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    October 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I always try to have a positive attitude. It is important to at least try. If you do not then you will never know what you are missing.

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    Marcie W.
    October 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I absolutely feel both attitude and effort make a huge impact in our overall lives. I also believe they can both be a struggle, which is why it is so important to stay focused and never give up.

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    Ourfamilyworld
    October 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Attitude really matters. Whatever game we have, win or lose- our attitude should always stay positive.

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    Crystal
    October 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    It’s amazing how much your attitude really does affect the game. My life has improved dramatically each time I convince myself to approach it from a more productive perspective.

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    Kimberly Croisant
    October 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Great post. Reminds me of the times that my dad and I would sit and watch the Dallas Cowboys play. He’s gone now, and my husband doesn’t watch football. I may just turn the TV on for the sound.

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    Lisa Joy Thompson
    October 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    This is such a great post and the analogies are awesome! I tell my kids all the time that there are some things you can’t control (like how much talent you’re born with), but you can always control your attitude and the amount of effort you put forth!

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    Theresa
    October 14, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Attitude is everything in the game of life. You can’t walk through like a negative nelly and expect good things to come your way. Put out positive vibes, positive will come back to you.

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    Amanda Love
    October 14, 2016 at 12:53 am

    That’s very well said once again, Kita. Most of the time it’s all about your attitude towards life that gets you to the places that you want to go to. I love these examples that you shared, they are very inspiring and motivating.

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    mary
    October 14, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Yes, it’s HOW you play the game of life. With a positive, uplifting attitude you can go very far!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    October 14, 2016 at 5:50 am

    It is that first step out of your comfort zone that will make all the difference in life. When I decided to turn my back on the corporate world, I had no plan B in place, and all I had are my skills, my education, and a whole lot of determination to succeed. Thankfully, I did.

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    Foodie Finds Home
    October 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about how you play the game right? Well… I’m all about PMA. Great post. 🙂

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