Wednesday, January 4, 2012

tough losses .

I'm currently typing this as the Discover Orange Bowl is going on. To say it's miserable is an understatement. I can't even imagine how the team is feeling right now -- deflated, kicking themselves, angry, just wanting the game to be over, just wanting the ass pounding that we're getting to be over. We're losing 63 to 20. I've never witnessed such a terrible game. WVU is breaking all kind of records, whether they are point records, or whatever else. There is no chance of winning, it's all for pride now, or for the sake of making sure you're still on the field when the clock runs out. Somewhere along the line, we lost our focus. But that's clear in hindsight. So we're in this hole, everyone's deflated, at the lowest point they can be at, and you think, where could we possible go from here?

This goes deeper than football. There will always be a lower point, there will always be a point where you think that there is nowhere lower you could possibly drop. Unfortunately, sometimes it may turn out that the cliché phrase 'there's nowhere to go but up' isn't true. But that's okay. Because somewhere along the line, you'll have the strength to pick yourself up again. You'll find it within you, and it will be a fire that will burn like no other.

Doesn't matter where you are in your life right now, you can appreciate the pain that comes with loss (obviously a loss much deeper than that of a football game). For me it's one of the things that drives me. I've always been extremely competitive and that's what fuels my fire. Everyone needs to find that one thing that fuels their own fire -- that thing that all of a sudden will motivate you beyond everything else to persevere, dig yourself out, pick yourself up, and dust yourself off.

While it may feel like the worst time ever, it probably isn't. Regardless, life goes on. So we set our sights on higher goals, better things in life, and a strong future. And you know what? As long as we do our best and leave it all out on the field, we can be content and satisfied with ourselves, and no one can take that from us.

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