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Monday, August 24, 2015

Cheer For Your Favorite Sports Team More Than For Yourself?

Time and time again we see something happen, especially once the NFL Season has begun. Not many people talk about it and it's time someone did. So we pose the question to you -

Do You Cheer For Your Favorite Professional Sports Team More Than You Do For Yourself? 

The question is all about motivation, drive and success.

The sad truth for many sports fans is that they will cheer, get excited, motivated, depressed etc... over the outcome of their favorite sports team more than they do for things in their own lives. We know this is not every sports fan, but there are a good number of sports fans that are like this.

We either know someone or have seen someone that is not very motivated, may hate their job etc..., but come Sunday football they are up early, or one of the first to the stadium to tailgate, but the outcome of the game will dictate their week. If the team wins they go to work happy and excited for the next game. The team loses they may be late for work on Monday and may even be miserable to be around all week. That same person may be one that talks about starting a fitness program or other project but never seems to get it started.

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This does not mean that you shouldn't root for your team, we are just saying get excited for yourself just as much as you do them. When the game is over, win or lose, don't let in effect you one way or the other. Yes it is ok to get excited when your team wins, go ahead celebrate and enjoy it. On the opposite it can be disappointing when they lose, just remember it is just entertainment and not the end of the world.

The thing of it is, that as a sports fan you are cheering for athletes you do not know and have no bearing on the outcome of your life. This can be difficult for some to understand, so to put it in a better way, you need to treat yourself like those athletes you cheer for. There are many little things you can do to accomplish this, but the main thing is to get excited about yourself and motivate yourself. It doesn't matter how trivial the moment may be, you still need to get excited about it. Let say for example you have to bring a check to the bank. Once that is accomplished give yourself a little cheer or a "hell yes I got that done". It doesn't have to be a big jump up and scream.

Cheering for yourself in anyway you can think of leads to a domino effect of accomplishment, motivation, success, and happiness. All this will lead to a feeling of excitement to just wake up and experience the day. Why? Once you become your own cheerleader you can become unstoppable. No one can cheer for you better than yourself. Only you know when you experience excitement, happiness, success, etc... No one can tell you when you feel those things.

This is not as easy as it sounds and we know that. All we are trying to do is bring the topic to light and hope we can help some people toward the right direction to cheer for themselves.

There are several good books that have helped people we know and that we have read personally. One comes from our own personal mentor and friend, Jon Mercer - Stronger Better Happier. Although Jon may not put certain things in the words of :cheering for yourself", he is very knowledgable on the subject and ways to become your biggest fan.

Other great books to check out are: Motivation Manifesto and 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People.



We do not pretend to be experts on the this subject. Everything written here is through our own experiences and things we have learned. We have no direct affiliation with the books we mentioned, we only recommend them based on our own experiences with them as related to this topic. For correct information and help we highly recommend seeking the advice of a personal life coach such as our friend Jon Mercer.

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