My favorite football team won a big game Saturday. Their twelfth Big Game. And while fans and sportscasters have been speculating about the team’s future for weeks now – the coaches and players did not look ahead. They took one game at a time and stayed true to their mantra “Win the Day.”
Now whether you love or loathe the sport, doesn’t matter much. It’s the intent behind “Win the Day” that carries importance. “Win the Day” is about being present, being engaged in this moment right now, before the next. A day is made up of seconds. They don’t come all it once and if you don’t take care the first, it forever alters the second.
Too often we look to the Big Game at the end of the season instead of realizing that our Big Game is now. This moment. This day. By living it and giving it our best, by being engaged and accountable to each moment, we not only feel better, less stressed more inspired, but we do better when the Big Game does arrive.
Maybe it’s the Big Promotion or the Big Wedding. Maybe it is the Dream House or the Million Bucks that you spend your time working for, waiting for, dreaming about. Just remember, that whatever the Big Game is for you, you can miss a whole life waiting for it. You can miss a whole life by holding back, tuning out, playing safe, or scared or careful, until your single big moment arrives.
Or, you can enjoy the moments of today and know that by doing so, you’re still moving toward your Big Game. So, how will you do it? How will you live your life. Will you win the day? Will you live big, even before the Big Game.