First, I need to be clear about something. I don’t know anything about football. Still, I think I know something about people.
When it was announced Nick Foles would replace an injured Carson Wentz as the Eagles quarterback against the LA Rams, I told my husband “FINALLY!”
“This guy is a leader.”
“The team believes in him. The Eagles will win this next game.”
My husband thought I was nuts. I went to bed after
“Don’t worry”, I said. “Foles has got this.”
Again, my husband shook his head
I woke up this morning and saw the score 30-23. Eagles. HA!
Foles explains it like this: “I really thrive in staying in the moment and just enjoying it….”He says he doesn’t worry about the score, the clock and obviously he’s not thinking about what happens if they lose. Nope. He’s thinking about the moment
And this, I believe, is truly one of the great secrets of life.
It is clear when Foles plays, he’s not nervous, he’s not worried, he’s just in it with his team.
What if we lived our life like that every day? What if we just “played our best game” every day?
What if we inspired and enjoyed the people around us? What if we decided to stay in the moment and work with our team to lift everyone up?
Maybe it’s Foles full life experience that gives him this perspective; his past career disappointments, almost giving up on the game before fate brought him to the Eagles. No one believed “the backup quarterback” could lead the Eagles to a super bowl win last year until he did it. No one believed it but that truly scrappy underdog team.
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Here’s to the underdogs.
Here’s to playing your best game and just living in the moment.