There is a lesson I learned while playing tennis…
As long as you can stand, you can win the game.
It doesn’t matter if your opponent is one point away from taking the title, or maybe has had the opportunity 5 or 6 times. It doesn’t matter if the momentum is in their favor. It doesn’t matter if they’ve won 85% of the points in the match.
I’ve seen it time and time again, and so has anyone else who watches tennis.
One point can change the match.
You can swing momentum in your favor. You can use pounce while your opponent relaxes. You can battle back from match point, win the game, win the set, and eventually win the match. You can act while they figure out what hit them.
It takes effort and courage and time to do it, but isn’t it worth it? If you want something bad enough, won’t you fight for it?
Next time you:
- don’t have money
- can’t pay the rent
- lose your job
- get divorced
- get sued
- are in an accident
- file for bankruptcy
- feel like it’s all over
…tell yourself—I’m still standing.