More About Belief

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"The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life is often the will to try it and the faith to believe it's possible."

Rich Devos


Refelcting on belief systems this morning I kept thinking about the Fiesta Bowl earlier this year between College Football power house Oklahoma Sooners and the little team that could Boise State Broncos.  A true David and Goliath match up.  Short of getting robbed at Oregon, Oklahoma was a true National Championship contender.  Boise State while undefeated plays in a small conference and it's widely considered to have a weak schedule. 

 At any rate the Broncos came out firing and looked like they were going to blow out the heavely favored Sooners.  They jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 8 minutes of the game.  The Sooners came back and were able to stay close until they tied the game with 1:28 left.  The Broncos offense is back on the field with 90 seconds to drive down to win the game and what happens?

 The Broncos QB throws an interception that gets returned for a touchdown, in a span of 30 seconds you went from great sports story to another near miss by an upstart team.  But someone forgot to tell the Broncos the game was over.  They drove down and with 7 seconds to go on 4th and 18 the pulled the most amazing thing I've ever seen in sports.  A friggin Hook and Ladder Play!!  And it worked to tie the game.

No way this play works if you don't believe in it.  Then in overtime after the Sooners scored right away the Broncos came back and scored in amazing fashion again.  This time instead on going for the tie by kicking the extra point they went for the win with the Statue of Liberty play, here's what happened.


This was by far the greatest football game I've ever watched.  I remember being giddy afterwards, not because I'm a Boise State fan but because it was a performance that insires the soul.  If you believe it will happen it will.  If you believe the crazy play the coach calls is going to win the game for you it will.  If you believe that you're plans are going to succeed they will as long as you put the work and commitment in.  

Change what you believe about whats possible and change your life.  What one belief could you change today that would explode your business?




Comments (1)

Valarie Grisham
Keller Williams - Lake Stevens, WA
I don't care much for football, but I must say that you bring up a good point.  We have to believe in ourselves because we can do anything.  We sometimes let the negativity take over.  Thanks Jamey!
Aug 23, 2007 12:06 PM