Stay in the Game

Stay in the Game

Community User Blog | Posted by Greg Johnston - November 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

It's easy is to have a good attitude and pursue our dreams as long is everything is going are way. But what about the difficult times when things are not going our way. It's easy to lose our passion and our dreams when we are hurt.

Many sit on the sidelines of life because we are nursing our wounds. But you have to shake off the self pity and the discouragement and get back into the game. Sometimes you have to play in pain.

I heard a story this week about a football player that had a broken hand and bruised ribs. He was a defensive linemen. The trainers wanted him to sit out but he wasn't about to sit out. He had a big cast on his arm and wearing a special vest to protect his ribs. He was all bandaged up and looked like a mummy. A reporter asked him how he was feeling. He said, "It's a little painful, but I'd rather be in the game in pain than sitting on the sidelines watching."

You can't let injury, that hurt, that failure, cause you to sit on the sidelines. Do like this player, bandage up what's hurting and didn't work out and get back into the game.

Life is hard and we can get so caught up in ourselves and live in self pity. One of the best things you can do when you are hurting is get your mind off your problems and go help someone else who is in need.

Personally, I have gone through enough personal and professional life issues to just sit on the sidelines nursing  my wounds. But I chose to bandage my wounds, continue to play and stay in the game!

Look forward to hearing from you. Share your story and what you are doing to stay in the game.


Greg Johnston
November 12, 2012 at 5:11 am

I agree with you Kelly. Often times though we don't seek out the guidance or advance we need to help us achieve our highest potential. I think some just stay complacent without knowing what they could be achieving. A mentor definitely helps to get us there. 

Greg Johnston
November 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

We are working on a program where mentees can make a donation to the PIF Experience for getting advice from one of our mentors.