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Last weekend the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars almost beat the New England Patriots. The Jaguars were ahead for much of the game then lost in the end. I read an article where one of the Jaguars players was heard during the game saying that after the Jaguars scored they let the Patriots catch up by not keeping the pressure on them. The Jaguars got a little lax in their lead. The player said to his teammates, "We let them [Patriots] come back bro....It ain't nothing they do different. We let them."
How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? or your to-do list today? Have you let distractions or discouragement derail you? Did you eat that extra dessert when you said you weren't? Did you lose your temper and say something you regret? How have you let yourself get off track from your goals? or who have you let get you off course?
Just like in football, when we have the ball and are ahead, we can't acquiesce the rest of the game. One touchdown doesn't guarantee a win. We have to be diligent the rest of the game and keep our eyes on the ball and head in the game. Putting pressure on the opposition until the game is over.
If you can totally relate to the Jaguars, then let me encourage you today. Pick up the ball, refocus, remove distractions, and run for the end zone. Not everyone gets a touchdown when they have the ball. But all the players move in that direction and help each other towards the goal. Maybe your part is to pass the ball to the runner, or get 10 yards, or kick the ball through the goal posts. Whatever part you are playing, get in the game again and be resolute to not get sidelined by those "D" words (distractions, discouragement, disappointment).
I'm cheering for you!
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