Cheering for the Underdog
Stories with Morals
I was raised in a home where we cheered for the underdog. It was true in sports as well as daily life. I recall my parents cutting out news paper clippings about individuals who overcame great adversity, struggles and misfortune until they eventually found success. They weren’t intended to succeed, at least by the world’s standards but they were determined in their heart.
That is largely the way I approach life, as though I am not supposed to succeed but determined that I will. That strategy has served me well, though I have been the fortunate beneficiary of many fantastic opportunities in my life.
As a result of this underdog mentality, I love movies and stories with a moral, stories about great successes, it is much of the reason I right about them… to inspire others as these stories have inspired me. I’m driven by stories with morals. The world today is a place where it is popular to be cynical, negative and even mean. That’s the easiest approach to life, because when we don’t believe in our self, how can we ever believe in another.
Instead, how different would life be if we all lived with the determination of characters in great movies like Rudy and Hoosiers. Small town hero’s who were never expected to amount to much but went on to achieve the greatest desires of their hearts. That’s where it all begins, finding with a desire and a determination to find what ever it is you are being drawn to today. I am convinced we all are capable of greatness, that doesn’t mean being a millionaire, playing in professional sports or even being famous.
Greatness comes in many forms, what that means for you is different than what that means for me. If you are honest with yourself, has there ever been a time in your life where you felt you were meant to accomplish something, you wanted to make a difference or leave a legacy in some form. If you have I believe that is your heart, guiding you on a path known only to you, a direction intended only for you. The challenge is that for so many of us we get caught up in the every day battles of life. Going to work, paying the bills and so much more -if we’re not careful those things can all get in the way of the dreams you once had or have today.
My hope is that this blog provides you with the courage you need to find your path and and follow The Compass.