Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nevermore



Snap. 1..2..3 steps. You are looking, looking. This is the moment of truth. Waiting, watching for just the right moment. Footsteps like bass drums, gnashing teeth and grasping hands. For a brief heartbeat a window opens, you let fly. As the ball rolls off your fingers, you notice something you did not see before. You reach, trying to draw the ball back to you through some mystical force. It calls back, like the Raven, "Nevermore...nevermore."

While the analogy may be football, I think we have all found ourselves making decisions and then wishing we could take them back. It could be something you said, something you did...the result is the same. Your mind starts to play tricks on you with "What if..." games, but you can not go back. All it becomes is mental anguish to play those games. Instead, you must ask "What's next?"

Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. -Og Mandino

My towel will be waving next weekend...Go Steelers!

3 comments:

Daniel said...

When I invent the "go-back-in-time-to-undo-the-stupid-things-I -just-said-omatic", I will let you know. My research team and I are hard at work as we speak.

roughruby said...

Love this clip. He took the game by storm. Too bad we can't check the radar to see what the butterfly effect will be for what we do. Good reason thoughts.

jake (to the) holla said...

i'm just excited for the commercials haha (to be more exact... the previews of new movies)