The Jets beat the Chicago bears, but lost the game. They outplayed Chicago. Two critical interceptions in the red zone took away the victory. My heart sank. I felt queasy.
Stress. Stress is all around us. We are disappointed all the time. It is important not to let this dominate our lives? So what if the Jets haven’t been to the SuperBowl since I was born? Who cares if I do not have the perfect job? Who cares if I don’t have enough money? Are these things to dominate my outlook on life?
I say no. There is always next season. There is always next year. If one works hard and is willing to take risks, then the possibility of success is open. It is not the victory that is in my sites. It is the journey to that victory that must be emphasized. Give yourself a chance at success and whether or not you ever make it, you still have given your best.
It’s not optimism. I don’t think that that unrealistic expectations are worthwhile. Rather, I am a positivist. I believe in trying something and believing in yourself. A positive attitude is more important that winning.