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What the Super Bowl taught us about resiliency


Mar. 20, 2017 Unlock the Champion

Regardless of whether you rejoicing because of the victory, or in agony because of the defeat, we all can agree that Super Bowl LI will go down as one of the best games of all time! 

The Patriots had every reason to accept the thought that defeat was inevitable. They could have easily started to go through the motions and allowed the Falcons to celebrate their inevitable victory.

Why continue to hustle to the ball to make a tackle? Why hold on to your block for an extra second hoping to spring your running back free? Why should you run your routes as fast as you can, on the chance it will be thrown to you?

Every player on the Patriots team had to fight the urge to succumb to thought of defeat.

This is a reason why we love football so much. The game teaches us so much about life, and what it truly means to Think Like a Champion.

It’s easy to run out of the tunnel and have energy and passion on the opening kick off. But being able to hold on to hope when things don’t go the way you planned or hoped is the lesson we all can learn from.

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