When you think of life in a different way, it sometimes can help you see things from a better, clearer perspective. The analogy we use for our lives is simple; it is like an athletic event. A game where you must choose your team and work with them daily in order to reach your ultimate goal as well as better yourself and your teammates. We are in the “try-out” phase right about now. We are choosing our teammates carefully in order to be successful. We don’t think one coach aimlessly chooses people to be on their team, and we are no different. The people we surround ourselves with daily are meant to enhance our lives and help us to succeed in this “game of life.” 

Within a team you learn a lot of valuable characteristics that can benefit you greatly. Perseverance, dedication, commitment, and above all the love of the game. Life is no different. You need to inspire others and be inspired by others to be motivated, dedicated, committed, and ultimately have a love for the ongoing game of life. Most athletes face adversity, and it is through that athletic mentality of perseverance that they come out of those difficult situations stronger. We are athletes, playing in life long game, and will face adversity throughout each phase of our lives. Be sure you have chosen the absolute best team so that once hardship hits, you and your teammates are well trained to come out with the win.

This scripture verse is a great example of how valuable a teammate truly is:

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.