This past Sunday I got to live out a dream I had as a college student...I attended the Super Bowl game in Indianapolis. And although I haven’t followed the game for nearly 20 plus years (since the 49ers were in their prime with Joe Montana and the boys) I really enjoyed seeing the skill that was demonstrated on the field.
I watched in total awe as Mario Manningham warmed up with his coach prior to the game. It was incredible to see his hands and their ability to grab the ball thrown at him even when it just barely touched his fingertips. I couldn’t help think of the years of practice that developed his skill.
As the noise of the crowd became so intense that I couldn’t even hear Michele who was sitting right next to me, I couldn’t help but wonder how the men on the field could hear the snap or concentrate on what they were there to do. What focus and discipline!
And then the missed catch by Wes Welker! What a heart breaker for him and his team mates. So close and then one little oops and there goes a life time opportunity down the drain.
You know winning football games is a lot like building wealth. There are opportunities that come by once in a life time and you have to be prepared to catch them because they rarely come by twice. In order to be prepared to catch those “tip-of-the-finger” passes (financial opportunities) it helps to have a good coach and a winning team to work with. Learning all that there is to learn now so that when the ball (opportunity) does come along your way you’ll be prepared to catch that pass and still come down inside the playing field. Think about it, “Who really wants to build wealth only to leave it to someone else to manage and spend?” Isn’t it a lot more fun and exciting to build wealth AND be able to use it to help others while you are still around and in play to see them enjoying it too? Then when you are gone (out-of-bounds) they’ll still have plenty of wealth to continue making other people’s lives happy too.
But far too many folks today get caught up in the noise of the crowd. All that does is simply destroy their ability to concentrate on what is important at hand. Fact is far too many never even hear the snap of the ball and so they live their lives completely out of the play at hand.
It doesn’t have to be that way. With a good coach and self-discipline you can win the financial Super Bowl of your life beginning today. All you need to do is desire it. Plan on winning and associate with those who will help you “Get Your Game On.”
Life is short and there are a lot of people that you can make happier if you learn to build wealth instead of following the whims of the market or chasing after risking investments or trusting others with your hard earned talents. Having a good coach and a winning team that can help you take your financial game plan to the next level is critical to winning the financial Super Bowl of your life. Anything less is... less.