Any Given Sunday
Chase Glory, Don't Watch Others Achieve It
Today, millions of people will face the elements to attend an NFL game, while millions more will watch it play out from the comfort of their homes.
Every man, woman, and child alike will have their time, energy, and attention taken up by these athletes “doing their job” (I’m a Patriots fan, so I get to use it), and it’s my hope that each individual taking the time out of their day to watch others chase dreams are giving themselves the same dedication and more support than they’re giving that TV.
Professional sports get knocked pretty hard in the circles I roll in as they’re passive “fanning” entertainment, and when you’re someone on a mission, you start to loathe those who choose to continue sitting on the sidelines instead of entering the arena of life and treating themselves as the athlete in a game.
I enjoy sports, I appreciate the reps athletes put into their craft, and I played football for most of my youth; there’s an element of nostalgia to watching these games. Even then, I cannot give hours of my life every weekend to watching someone else push themselves to the limit, and it’s here that we are focusing our attention today as this is something you need to understand as well.
There’s nothing wrong with watching sports, so long as you’ve put in the reps throughout the week and done all that needed to be done to ensure that your life is on the right track.
Earn Your Relaxation
There’s nothing wrong with watching sports on the weekends.*
*As long as you’ve done the work needed to advance towards your goals in life.
When people bash sports fans, it’s easy for them to get defensive and say, “Life is about more than the grind bruh”, neither getting defensive nor deflecting addresses the point being made. Those telling you to take the jersey off, get away from the screen, and prioritize your competition in life are doing so because they want you to cheer for yourself more than you do a stranger who doesn’t know you exist.
You have one life to live, and to get the absolute most from it, you must:
Focus on developing your mind
There’s no way you can say that you “don’t have time to read” or that you’re “too busy to get any hikes into your schedule” if you’re able to dedicate hours each week to observing others in play.
Your mindset is a product of your actions, and if you never prioritize healthier habits, your mind will follow a downward trend. You need to create alone time, meditation, reading, and stillness, which is often found in solitude, for your mind to put the events of each day into the proper category. Busy minds that have you feeling like you’ve got a headache or that your mind will explode are the result of never developing the skill of dissolving stress and allowing yourself to be mentally relaxed.
Take a few of the hours given to your “entertainment” and give them to your personal development, quiet the mind and make time to get mentally fortified over the weekend for a stronger “next week”.
Build a capable physique
Similar to the mindset excuse, if you can watch NFL games for hours every Sunday and other professional sports during the week, then you have time to hit the gym.
No man rooting for a football game should be overweight as these are the men saying, “Hit him, make the tackle, BLOCK, do your job, run faster, etc.” how can you be so confident in telling another man of the importance his physical health and abilities are to not see that you also need to be able to run, lift, climb, fight, and push yourself…