Loved the Super Bowl! I’ve been a football fan for decades ever since I was a kid, so I loved all of it, including the weeks leading up to the big game.
What struck me though was all of the attention paid to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throughout the season and even in the post SB50 press conference where he was visibly upset. One of the conclusions I made was this. The folks who have a problem with Newton’s behaviors, ranging from having fun and giving footballs out to kids when he or a teammate scores to being understandably upset after arguably the biggest football loss of his career, do so because of this:
- They can’t control him. Cam Newton is a grown man who doesn’t answer to them.
- Their life is not happy, so they focus on trivial things that do not matter.
- Their life lacks a strong sense of purpose.
People who live in joy and have a strong sense of purpose in their lives don’t sweat the small stuff. My life has joy and a sense of purpose to it, so I don’t waste energy expressing displeasure about what a football player is doing on the football field. Even though the NFL makes money like a business, football is still a game.
Now, my sense of purpose is tied to opportunity for everyone. For example, the water crisis in Flint, MI, created by greedy individuals with no concern for the health of people, who are predominantly in a lower economic class. This is a topic that gets me riled up.
What if the folks who spent their energy on trivial things actually shifted their focus to a topic that actually matters in the grand scheme of things?
Imagine how the world could become a better place!
Just a few thoughts…
Have a great week, Ladies!
P.S. – Feel free to share this with the ladies in your life who also have a sense of purpose.