Monday, February 6, 2017

Lessons Worth Considering From Superbowl LI

Did you watch Superbowl LI?

I thought it was quite exciting seeing the teams both equally motivated to succeed. Every second of every part of the game was heart wrenching.

I can honestly say that this is the first year that I have ever watched so attentively. I am more of the commercials and halftime girl. I like to sit and see all the cool ads and then sing along with the cool performance of the artist that takes the stage after the second quarter of the game.

Imagination is the highest kite that can fly
Sharon Lechter

Lady Gaga was pretty good I must say. Nice hearing some of the songs I loved by her that I haven’t heard playing on the radio lately. Her energy was amazing. Her story was even more amazing. 


She navigated her days from a young age with this cycle of hope to perform at the Super bowl. And then she was given the opportunity, showed up, got into character and lived her dream. 

She was literally floating high throughout the stage. I especially loved when she was in the middle of her performance and said, “Hi mom! Hi dad!” 

Her longing to be at that moment in her career was a musical experience that she decided to not only share with her fans, but with the people who probably heard her speaking her destiny into existence all her life.

“Comfort is the enemy of excellence.”
David Hooper




As the game continued and it got more and more thrilling to watch the crazy catches made by the Patriots as the Falcons with their big lead started to get comfortable and forgot to play, the first overtime in Superbowl history and the crazy win going from being 20 points behind to winning the game. I actually enjoyed it. But what I enjoyed even more was spending the time watching, laughing, communicating and just enjoying the moments with family. I made a few snacks and we sat there, ate and enjoyed each other’s company while watching the attention-grabbing commercials, game and halftime.

I search my memory banks and remember when I was younger and my mother made it a custom to sit down at the dinner table and eat together on a daily basis. We got accustomed to the action of falling into rhythm with each other because our family dinnertime was built through routine and so we just did it without question. My heart beats like a drum for moments like that because with each interaction, I have a well needed blast.


In the Game

I had no particular attachment to any team. I was winning just by simply being with family. I remember sleeping on the bleachers of Patriot’s Stadium in the rain when I auditioned for America Idol years ago while the waters of Katrina sprinkled over Massachusetts in 2005. But, that episode and knowledge of their home base, didn’t steer my heart to root on for any team. Though as the game started to get more interesting, I started rooting for the Patriots, seeing them come back in the most unexpected way.

Made me think about the idea of pursuing our own goals and reaching out for the finish line. Sometimes we reach the dilemmas while charting our courses and come to the conclusion that the game is over despite the hard work that we put in. But don’t let the idea of a losing stop you from tackling inches towards your goals.

We are more than conquerors through him who loved us
Romans 8:37


The Patriots winning the Superbowl are great example of continuing to reach. You never know what the outcome will be if you continue on in the race, regroup and believe in yourself. If it is worth the effort to accomplish something, continue to strive and have faith.

The Patriots win was very inspiring. If anything, to drive your motivation, let something like coming back from being twenty-two points in the hole to winning, be a way of realizing, hey, that could be me too. I can win!  The song below is entitled "Keep Moving On" and is about moving forward if your dreams are worth the fight. Hopefully it will inspire you today. Check it out here:  https://soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote/keep-moving-on




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36 comments:

  1. The biggest lesson I learned from this super bowl is to never give up. They could have easily rolled over. Instead, they dominated.

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    1. That is right and look, they won and made such a big statement getting to that finish line and showing the world that they were champions all along.

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  2. It's nice that you found some lessons and have gathered inspirational bits from the Superbowl. I haven't watched it intently and just keep reading news and stories from online reports.

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  3. I'm glad that you had learned from superbowl, I think those who watched it was also learned.

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  4. It was quite a comeback and it is nice to relate it to real life as well. I love being able to learn life lessons that will help improve my outlook.

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  5. I was a bit annoyed they won actually because I always root for the underdog. It was however a great comeback and as you said, there is a lot that can be learned from it.

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  6. I didn't watch the Superbowl, but I did watch Lady Gaga's halftime show and man, was I impressed! She is awesome and yes, he energy was on point!

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  7. Although I was pulling for the Falcons, the Patriots never gave up!

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  8. I confess, I didn't watch the game. I had to much work to do. But I like how you used it to illustrate a point about not giving up. :)

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  9. Such a super depressing outcome. I was so sad to see the Patriots win again. I was rooting for Atlanta!!

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  10. What an amazing game, wasn't really rooting for either team, just wanted some excitement and it delivered.

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    1. I wasn't either. I am not really a football fan. Hardly understand the game.

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  11. I never thought about looking to learn anything from Super Bowl. Love the insights you found and shared! :)

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  12. I loved Lady Gagas performance. To be honest, I don't really understand this game, so mostly watched for Lady Gaga and the commercials.

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  13. I didn't watch it since I don't really get into sports, but I know that most of my family members were for the Falcons. Too bad they lost, but it sounds like they played a good game, nonetheless. :-)

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  14. These are great lessons. I love listening to Lady Gaga's songs. I loved her Superbowl performance.

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  15. Lady Gaga's performance was incredible! I really enjoyed it! We were rooting for the Falcons and we were sad that they lost, but they did their best.

    - Lynndee

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  16. I did love Lady Gaga's show, it was pretty impressive. I live in Georgia so of course I wanted the Falcons to win but my second choice was the Patriots, lol.

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    1. Oh wow. Sorry Georgia did not win. LOL at your second choice.

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  17. I think people are just too tough on Lady Gaga specially on social media but she did what she had to do ... entertain. Awesome pointers btw. Also thank you for the beautiful music you shared. xx

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  18. I'm not huge into the Super bowl and was working that day. I got to watch all the highlights after though!

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    1. I am not really into football but it was a great game.

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