“Life’s a game, boy.”
Truer statements have been said, but they don’t make this one any less true. Sometimes, life is a basketball game–fast-paced, heart-pumping, adrenaline-filled, and other times, life is a game of golf–slow, relaxing, cruising.
No matter what game it is, you play to enjoy yourself, and you play to win. No one wants to fail in life, and guess what? No one has to. Just because you lose one game doesn’t mean you’ll lose them all. While they were with USC, Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble didn’t score like they wanted to, didn’t play like they knew they could. With little adjustments in the game and under Paul Westhead, they played like never before–they shined, they soared, they achieved.
With your own life, just because you lost one thing, just because you didn’t achieve one thing, doesn’t mean anything. You can make a comeback, you can catch that rebound and bring yourself back in the game. Some fouls may be caught, while others may slip the ref’s eyes, but as long as you’re living your life and playing the game to your heart’s fullest, those minor mistakes and those minor problems that arise can’t bring you down.
Play the game, love the game.