Okay, I have a new hero. Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. And not just because he led his team to Seattle’s first Super Bowl victory but because this guy has attitude. As in, positive attitude. The kind that makes you believe that you’re capable of doing whatever it is you set out to do.
I admit, I’d never even heard of Russell Wilson until yesterday evening. Love college football, but not so much a pro football fan. I like my Florida teams but with Denver and Seattle in the big game, I was pretty much just looking forward to the commercials. The only thing I’d really heard about the game was that Denver was expected to win by a good margin. But the Seahawks and the football gods had other plans, and the game, well, you probably know how that ended.
But what really got my attention was when one of the sportscasters talked about a phrase Russell Wilson’s dad had said to him years ago. I found this quote of Russell Wilson’s on the Internet and loved it so much I pasted it here:
“I remember my dad asking me one time, and it’s something that has always stuck with me: ‘Why not you, Russ?’ You know, why not me? Why not me in the Super Bowl? So in speaking to our football team earlier in the year, I said, ‘Why not us? Why can’t we be there?'”
Oh, how I love this new mantra!
Why not me on the New York Times Best Seller List? Why can’t I be there?
You watch. It’ll happen. And if I believe it will happen for me (just like it happened for Russ) it can happen for you too.
And on a slightly different note: Can I just say that Bruno Mars totally aced that half-time show? And that Budweiser makes the best commercials (although I did love the Volkswagen engineer getting his wings commercial) and that visions of Arnold wearing that wig are now keeping me up at night. In a totally creepy way. Why, Arnold, why??