Get on the Field
Enjoy this guest post from coach Mitch Matthews replaying the manifesting success of Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson:
Q: How does a quarterback with only two years NFL experience make it to the biggest game in the sport and own it like a 10-year veteran?
A: He got on the field!
One of my favorite “behind the scenes” stories to emerge from the Super Bowl last night was of Seattle Seahawk’s Russell Wilson’s journey to the Super Bowl … last year.
“Wait, what?” You might be saying. “He didn’t make it to the Super Bowl last year!”
True. He didn’t.
But after losing to the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs last year QB Wilson still made arrangements to attend last year’s Super Bowl. He even figured out how to be on the field as the teams warmed up. He walked the halls. He saw the press. He heard the fans.
He wanted to see what the Super Bowl experience was like … before he was in it. He wanted to take it all in. He wanted to prepare.
He got on the field.
And … it made all the difference.
As a result, he was able to walk into this Super Bowl this year having a better understanding of what to expect. It wasn’t his first time to experience it. So he was more ready.
Yup. I love that.
How could we get on the field?
Think about it … what’s one of your big goals or dreams?
Now ask yourself, “How could I get out on the field?”
How could you go and see what it’s going to be like?
How could you experience it first hand?
How could you get a real taste of what it’s going to feel like to accomplish that goal?
How could you get ready for the final steps of hitting that target?
How can you get out on the “field” to take it all in and begin to feel like a veteran… even though you might still be a newbie?
Who’s office could you visit?
What building could you explore?
What stage could you walk on to?
Who could you start helping in a small but significant way?
(Hey … and just for fun, what car could you take for a test drive?)
How about it?
How could you get on the field now so that when opportunity knocks you’re ready?
Think about it and leave a comment with how you might “take the field” in your march toward one of your own big dreams.
This post (shared with Mitch’s generous permission) was originally published at MitchMatthews.com.