Finding a Reason to Win
Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 7, 2013
Matthew Jeffers, a college senior at Beth Tfiloh in the Baltimore area, sent a special message through email to the Baltimore Ravens organization. Wow! It is powerful. Coach John Harbaugh forwarded the email to his team during the middle of a tough streak in the season. Matthew’s video teaches that life doesn’t care about feeling sorry for yourself or pity parties, but what it does respond to is a positive attitude. My favorite quote in the video is: The only disability in life is a bad attitude. BAM! A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes. Life isn’t fair to anyone, but how a person learns to play the cards he is dealt makes all the difference!
The Mental Fitness Challenge has an entire teaching segment on the importance of attitude in overcoming life’s obstacles. This video is filled with nuggets on changing one’s attitude and perspective to change one’s results. I am not surprised the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl after the perspective change that occurred within the team from watching this video. Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens, but more importantly, congratulations to Matthew Jeffers for meeting life’s challenges head-on with a positive attitude, thus inspiring others to do the same!