Your Online Math Professor

April 24, 2010

Just win, baby!

Filed under: Approach,Attitude — yourmathprof @ 4:17 pm

Trust your gut.

Rolls right off the tongue.

Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?

Then why don’t most people do it?

Why doesn’t a man listen to his inner voice, and follow his heart?

Because society has conditioned him to mute himself, and to listen to the voices of ‘wisdom’ and ‘authority’.

What do these voices tell him?

“Don’t make waves… do what you’re told, and everything will be OK… obey.”

Instead of going his own way, he falls in line, and becomes just another member of the herd… and his opportunity is lost.

Joe Montana could have followed conventional thinking in January 1982 – and when he let go of the ball, people thought he was doing just that.

But he wasn’t.

He and Dwight Clark had other plans.

Plans that they had worked on for months, should a situation such as the one they faced ever arose.

Ol’ Joe wasn’t throwing the ball away.

He wasn’t giving up.

He had one thought in mind: TIME TO WIN THIS BALLGAME.

Clark leaped as high as he could, grabbed the ball, and landed in the end zone.

TOUCHDOWN.

WIN.

SUPER BOWL BOUND.

Ed “Too Tall” Jones said to Montana “You just beat America’s team.”

Montana replied “Well, you can watch the Super Bowl on TV with the rest of America.”

What am I telling you?

Just win, baby.

Listen to your inner voice.

Follow your heart.

Blaze your own trail.

Let the rest of the world watch you from the sidelines, while YOU play in Life’s version of the Super Bowl.

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