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15 Life Lessons From the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles



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No one thought they’d win. Not the media, not football fans or even the casual observer. How do you beat Tom Brady and a franchise that keeps on winning? How does a city that has never won a Superbowl beat a city that has won 5? How do you take on the greatest quarterback of all time and come out victorious?

Whatever you may believe about the Patriots dominance or the Eagles lack of winning championships, both teams found themselves in chilly Minnesota weather playing for the coveted championship trophy.

Football fan or not, the Eagles pulled off the ultimate underdog win. How does a no-name, no Championship under their belt, no pomp team come out victorious against one of the greatest teams of all times? The Eagles soared while the Patriots came to a crashing halt.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an Eagles fan or not because there are 15 life lessons we can take away from the 2018 Super Bowl:

1. Don’t be intimidated

If you walked onto the battlefield against a superior team, you might be shaking in your helmet. If this is you, then you have lost the game before you stepped onto the field, yet the Eagles reminded us that even if you’re seen as the weaker team by everyone else, you don’t have to be intimidated. You show up to win. The only game that matters is the one in front of you today.  

2. Take risks

The Eagles played like confident superstars who had been to the Super Bowl many times before. They took risks including what’s called one of the riskiest plays in sports history called the “Philly special”. Despite the fact they were underdogs, they came in with the confidence of a team determined to win.

3. Focus on your own game

You can’t go onto the battlefield of life wondering what life or the other team is going to do. All you can do is come in with your own battle plan, your own strategies and your own game. Execute your goals and achieve your plans instead of being preoccupied with what the other side is doing. Play your own game.  

4. Never give up

Don’t give up before you step on the field. Never give up before you start. Don’t let what others say, what the media says and what people around you think, determine the outcome. Create your own game, and achieve your own outcome. Don’t throw in the towel until the game’s over.

“We might have just won the Super Bowl, but we all have daily struggles. That’s where my faith comes in. That’s where my family comes in. I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that it’s an opportunity for your character to grow.” – Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

5. Always stay hopeful

No matter how much the odds are against you, stay focused on the possibilities. Have hope that you will get through whatever challenge comes your way. Stay focused on your strengths, your preparation and your ability.

6. Stay present

Play the game that’s in front of you today. You don’t have to play against the legends of the past or heroes of tomorrow. You don’t have to play against the other side’s reputation or history. One play at a time, one day at a time.

7. Don’t stay stuck in the past

Don’t remind yourself that you weren’t the best or you’ve lost before or struggled. The past is the past. You’re not the person of the past, you’re the person of today.

8. Keep getting better

It’s not about being the very best today. All you have to do in Super Bowls and life is keep getting better than you were before. Always keep improving because your life’s biggest game could be today’s game or the next game.

9. Believe in yourself

You’re the only one who can believe in yourself. When the odds are against you and the media is against you, all you can do is remind yourself of the work you’ve done, your abilities and the circumstances working out for you.

10. Don’t play like you’re the underdog

Underdogs usually come in scared and prepared to lose. The Eagles walked in like they were the championship team. They played like they were the top dogs running circles around a more experienced, winning team.

11. Stay aggressive

Keep pushing ahead. Don’t slow down just because you’re unproven. Go faster, push harder and come in with a winning mentality. Condition your mind to believe that you’re on equal footing as the opposition.

12. Keep preparing

Build your skills, your team, your mind and your body. It’s not starting today and it’s not over today. If you’re in it for the long run, keep conditioning yourself knowing your big moment could show up any day. It may be today or tomorrow, but you’re going to be ready either way.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is a part of life. It’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes.” – Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

13. Up all aspects of your game

The Eagles didn’t just play well on one side of the field. Similarly, you can’t just be good in one part of your life and expect to improve every part of your life. Your personal life, social life and health can improve, because all aspects of your life are tied together. Improve all parts of your life to face your most trying day.

14. Have a support system

You can’t do it alone. While one team had one star that shined, the Eagles had many stars that shined. They came in together as one unit, relied on each other and supported each other. They worked together like a machine, not taking credit for themselves but giving the credit to team-mates, coaches, families and fans. You need a team.

15. Your time is coming

One day you may feel like you’re done but the very next day, the ultimate gift could come your way propelling you to success and glory. People give up to soon. Nick Foles was about to retire last year but hung around for one more year to be the game winning quarterback and most valuable player. Your day of victory may be coming soon, so do not quit before it gets here.

What are some life lessons you learned watching the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots? Comment below!

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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