Seattle beat the previous year’s Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints over the weekend and advanced in the NFL Playoffs. It was a great game and the biggest upset the NFL has seen in many years. But I think we should all be upset about something else.
Seattle reaching the playoffs is considered to be a big upset because most of the football pundits said they didn’t deserve to be there. Why not? Because their record was only 7-9 for the season and they thought it was ridiculous that a sub .500 team got a home game and a chance to participate in the playoffs.
Now before I lose too many of you with my football mumbo jumbo, stay with me. The basic truth is that nobody expected Seattle to play well and nobody would have been surprised if New Orleans had beaten them mercilessly. BUT, Seattle thought differently.
Has anybody ever thought you didn’t deserve an opportunity that you were given? And did they have correspondingly low expectations for you in your new role or business opportunity?
I think this ‘stunner’ serves to remind us that what people say is way less important than what we believe about ourselves. Are you allowing anyone’s low expectations of you to limit your goals for your life? Are you ready to step up and create an ‘upset’ of your own? Good! Tell me about it in the comment box.