Little victories matter
With the Cubbies heading to the World Series for potentially their first championship since 1908, it’s hard not to root for them. Previously long suffering Red Sox fans can identify with how they must feel, as we were in the same position not too long ago ourselves.
Even if you’re not a baseball fan, you have to appreciate how frustrating it must be to seek something for108 years and continue to come up empty handed.
In spite of their multi-generational drought, both the Cubs and their fans have had many thousands of reasons to maintain hope. Even during their ‘losing’ years they typically won 70 or 80 or even 90 games; each time tasting joy and having their faith renewed.
You might say, it’s what what keeps them coming back for more.
So what does this have to do with us?
Every one of us can empathize with the Cubs because we too have tasted failure and, at times, felt discouraged by our prospects for success. Sometimes we can’t help but wonder if we’re ever going to see the Promised Land.
Much like the Cubs, we all need a few wins now and then to make us believe we’re still ‘in the game’.
What can we do to keep our faith alive?
We can focus on the small steps we know will advance us in the right direction.
We can savor the little victories, knowing that every one of them matters.
We can trust that if we stay true to a healthy regimen (of both mind and body) we will experience well-being in the fullest sense of the term.
We can commit to pushing the limits of our comfort zone because that’s when true growth occurs.
“90% of the game is half mental”. – Yogi Berra