While watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I was almost ready to throw in the towel. While both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers played like gladiators and proved why they made it to the big show, I was ready to go home.
As I was putting on my shoes, my eyes were still glued to the TV, hoping that the Chiefs would change the double-digit deficit. With 8:33 left on the clock, MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes came alive. All I thought was, legends are not made in the first quarter; they are born in the fourth.
Champions welcome a challenge and understand that things will not always be easy, but to win, you have to concentrate and commit. Fourth-quarter comebacks mean there were three-quarters worth of mistakes, and to rise above and persevere can only take a winning mindset and a clear intention of winning.
To get to the big stage of life, you must begin to rehearse your success. Meaning, you had better start having a vision for where you are going and how you plan on getting there. Championship games are not played by happenstance; they are envisioned, talked about, and prepared for. The more you see yourself winning, the more winning you will do.
The Chiefs entered into the 4th quarter trailing by ten and scored three touchdowns over five minutes. Game-changing plays happen in the fourth quarter because there is still time left on the clock.
As long as you have breath in your body, you still have more time on the clock. You have more time to write, to speak, to teach, and to create the life you dream of. Stop making excuses that you are too old, too settled, or too stuck. Winners win, and losers talk about how they should’ve won.
You still have time left on the clock, what are you going to do with it.