CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!
There is no greater mountain in pro sports than the one the Cubs have just climbed to the top. After more than a century without a Championship, they had to get past the one way to win that was different from all other teams. They had to win in their collective minds first.
They found the ability to stay on top of negative thinking. Fear from negative thoughts leads to feeling the weight of that thought, which leads to improper focus which leads to mistakes. All of which would otherwise not happen. That’s what the curse did – allowed negative thought to dominate and creep in at the slightest hint of a problem.
From Curse To Cures
Manager Joe Madden spoke post-game about preparing them for the moments in crunch situations when it would turn bad – to stay calm and ride that out, then come back when they had the chance. They practiced it all season long, leading to the best record in all of baseball. The Cubs stayed motivated throughout those dips. They had leaders speak up at the right times to fill the air with the proper energy needed for each player to feed from. Most notably in Game 7, the biggest game in any of their lives.
They first off did not beat themselves.
That’s where the misdirection of a curse comes from.
You hear people who tell you that bad luck follows them around or that this is typical for my life – “that figures,” they say.
This can be refuted now.
The same letters that make up curse also include cures.
The formula was always there.
It’s there for you now.
When something turns bad, how you react to it is everything.
Let the Cubs winning the World Series reset you into a new model of thought, replacing any old thoughts that hold you back.
Yes, it’s experience and talent that must be there. Don’t stop your quest for more in the field you love.
Even if you are the best, without the proper foundation and belief leading to the right motivation, especially when it’s needed the most, you will always have yet another obstacle in your way – YOU.
Believe in yourself through the work you put in.
Do the work, believe that it’s going to workout.
There is no use for obstacles created by a lack of this principle.
There is no obstacle that can’t find it’s answer.
Baseball fans see how the sport mirrors life.
Let this biggest of sports obstacles lead you into the new world where curses are the stuff of fairy tales. Positive, repeated belief in the work you are doing is the process.
When times get tough and it’s hard to see straight, the way to remember this already has it’s own catch phrase:
CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!