Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard that the Chicago Cubs recently broke a 108-year record of no World Series Championships. There are many inspiring storylines attached to the Cubs victory, and you don’t have to be a sports fan to see how there are a lot of positive life lessons that can be learned from this historical event.
- Never, ever, ever give up: Chicago sports fans are a walking testament to the power of perseverance. Year after year, fans filled the stands, even when they knew that it wasn’t their year. The once “Lovable Losers” came out time and time again, competing and pursuing the ever elusive World Championship victory that was always just out of reach.
- Do the work behind the scenes: Behind every major accomplishment is a massive amount of work behind the scenes. Nothing great happens without someone willing to put in the hours, commit to the work and do whatever it takes, even in moments when no one will see or know that they are doing it.
- Ignore false perceptions: Chasing a goal can be a disheartening process. There will be occasional setbacks, and there will be people who tell you that it can’t be done. Changing your perception of yourself and discovering what can be accomplished through a positive mindset can change your life. You may not be chasing a goal for 108 years, but it will certainly be a victory worth celebrating once you accomplish what you set out to do.
Some of the best life lessons are learned in the context of real-world situations. Whether you pull for the Cubs or despise sports in general, you can glean wisdom from a team that showed grit, determination and refused to give up. For the next few weeks when you see a Chicago Cubs storyline pop in your newsfeed or in the news, let it be a reminder of the power of perseverance and what can happen when you simply refuse to give in and give up.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing