Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Blahginess!

A champions lifestyle.

This weekend we celebrated not only Labor Day but also the much anticipated opening of the new BOK center here in Tulsa. It was alot of fun as we got to walk around the facility and experience that “new arena” smell. And don’t forget the $1 concessions (probably the only time I’ll ever eat there). But for me one of the biggest highlights was the Dallas Cowboys trailer parked outside.

Getting the opportunity to see 5, count them FIVE, Lombardi trophies was quite a treat. It got me thinking about what it means to be a champion. And well, here are a few thoughts:

1. Being a champion requires an organizational wide mentality. When you think about the Dallas Cowboys one thing that crosses your mind is Superbowl Champion. And you get a sense that when the Cowboys do things they do so from a desire to win championships and not just succeed. What needs to change in your thinking when it comes to life?

2. Being a champion requires teamwork. Obviously, none of those trophies were the result of a single players hard work. Though there have been many players throughout their history who have made their own mark, no one has ever won a championship on their own. Are you trying to do it on your own?

3. Being a champion can create more opportunities. The Cowboys not only win on the field, but have more opportunities off the field as well. Jerry Jones can demand higher advertising contracts because of the tradition and loyalty that many Cowboy fans attach to the organization. Are you capitalizing on your “wins”?

These are just three that I have time for right now. Perhaps we will visit some more of these down the road. What else separates a champion from “the rest”?


One response

  1. mimi

    I think a major difference between a champion and someone just participating is that champions do NOT make excuses and they do not see every little obstacle as a big deal. It is all a part of the game, figure out a way to move around it or overcome it.

    September 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm

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