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Everything Snoopy Learned from Football

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It's that time of year again-(woohoo)-and even if your not a fan there's some good lessons to be learned from the game...ask Snoopy...

Every inch, every yard forward counts because it gets you closer to your Goal. Most of your offensive plays gain at best an average of a few yards, but over time, they accumulate and contribute to forward movement. Inevitably at times you go backwards a few yards, but if you stay focused on your Goal, you can make up for it on the next play.

You cannot play defense the whole game. You cannot just sit back in reactive mode, waiting to see what everyone else is going to do or spend all of your energy responding to circumstances. You have to be proactive, play offense and move yourself towards the Goal by making things happen through deliberate thought and effort.

To be effective, you must manage the clock. There are four quarters in a game and there are four quarters in one year. Carefully and strategically allocate your time, energy and manpower to perform at your peak from beginning to end.

You need a strategic Game Plan. Before the game is ever played, every player must know their part and be prepared to execute.

You need a great Coach. Even the most gifted, talented players need a Coach to bring out the best in them and keep them focused on the executing the plan. A Coach has a different perspective than the players. A great Coach brings experience and a holistic view of the game and can see things in the big picture that most players cannot see.

Take quarterly time outs to evaluate. Schedule these into your life. Examine your stats and measurements. How are you doing? You may need to make an adjustment in your game plan, tactics or fine tune your game plan for better results. If you are in need of a short break to re energize, or are off track at any time, simply call a time out and regroup.

The greatest players in the game condition themselves year round. Those who enjoy longevity work just as hard on themselves outside of the game as they do in the game. They surround themselves with positive people who support their Goals. If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, the prepared outperform those who are not conditioned every time.

An effective Blitz can change the momentum and turn the game in your favor. Focusing all of your energy and attention on one area can catapult you forward by leaps and bounds.

Be a play maker. On every team, in every game, you know who the go to guy is who will get the job done when the game is on the line. You know who puts in the extra effort and that in a close game, that extra push is what makes a winner. Be that play maker in your chosen field.

In the game of football and in the game of life, we donít always win-no matter -approach every important goal as if it your own personal Superbowl. Never give upÖ.and as a Buffalo Bills fan,I know this isn't always easy-lol.

Enjoy the game and let your Spark Shine!

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LJCANNON 9/28/2013 11:42PM

    emoticon I never thought about how much Football is an Analogy for Life. Makes me like Football a little more than I used to!

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SHARON10002 9/28/2013 11:33PM

    emoticon blog, Sami! Snoopy is "Top Dog" in my book! You are so right about being a Bills Fan! emoticon

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MADAMES 9/25/2013 2:56PM

    I love this! So many truths...

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YOYOGRAN 9/17/2013 1:04PM

    Loved this so original and very funny. And lots of good advice. emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 9/9/2013 12:39AM

    Great blog I love football so great analogy to life.

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FISHINGLADY66 9/7/2013 3:35PM

    emoticon Blog. I watch football every game. Great message in this blog. Keep moving forward. Thanks. ((Hugs))

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LINDAKAY228 9/5/2013 9:45AM

    Love Snoopy and you did such a great job with the points think about and remember. Have a great day!

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JANIEWWJD 9/5/2013 12:19AM

    Very positive!!! Thanks!!! emoticon

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JESSICABOOTY 9/4/2013 9:22PM

    Good old Snoopy has a handle on life with his football metaphor. Thanks for letting him get that touchdown he wants. emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 9/4/2013 6:43PM

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KATTREE 9/4/2013 6:29PM

    This is so cute, never thought of football quite in that way before. emoticon

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GABIBEAR 9/4/2013 3:42PM

    I loved it Sami! What a great way to combine football with life and of course Snoopy!!! Thanks for some fun reading and great analogies!!!!

Hope your day is rocking!

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    Love that Snoopy. I am going to be a winner instead of a weenier. LOL.

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LAURELSPARK 9/4/2013 2:49PM

    Great blog!

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CMCGRUN 9/4/2013 2:45PM

    Love it!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/4/2013 1:27PM

    Snoopy is the DOG! LOL Thanks for this. HUGS

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MDMNINA 9/4/2013 11:41AM

    Love it! Who knew football was so instructive?

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GRNDMOM43 9/4/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon rules for football and life! emoticon emoticon

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TEENY2BEE 9/4/2013 10:44AM

    Love Snoopy and Love Football!!!!!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/4/2013 10:18AM

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IMAYARNIE 9/4/2013 10:15AM

    Sami, this was wonderful. pretty perfect...analogies. Your blogs are right up there at the top of my list. They're always entertaining, and meaningful.

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