Friday, March 20, 2009

The Fat Lady Has Laryngitis

I've seen some remarkable come from behind victories over the years but my all time favourite would have to go to Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers.

The Knick Killer scored eight points in 8.9 seconds in a playoff game against New York in 1995. I was a huge Knicks fan back then and the image of him stealing the inbounds pass and scurrying back to take a shot at the 3 point line has never left me.

Larry Bird intercepting a pass and hitting a cutting Dennis Johnson for a playoff win against the Pistons in '87 also rates high on my list.

Both moments were made possible because neither Miller or Bird believed it was over. It could have been easy for them to hang their heads down in defeat however, their never give up attitude prevailed and things turned out pretty decent in both instances.

The Economy

Our political leaders, economists and RSS feeds don't have a lot of positive things to say about our current economic decline.

Mass layoffs, company failures and cuts in spending have many feeling less than optimistic these days. And really, it's hard not be concerned.

Despite everything happening around us, I believe that it's more important now then ever before that we remain optimistic.

I tend to see the positive potential in people and situations. I believe that almost every circumstance has both good and not so good stuff about it.

We spend so much of our time focusing on the negative side of things, we forget that our outcome is shaped to some degree by our attitude.

If we are inclined to be positive, we're more likely to be generous and proactive. If we tend to be fearful or worried, those negative emotions can get in the way of making the game winning shot.

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