Can you believe it?
Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship game provided something most football fans have never seen – a 22-play, nine-minute, game-winning drive. It is almost unheard of for a team to step-by-step, move their way down the field a few yards at a time. Most times struggle after 8-10 plays, much less double that. Yet, Michigan State stuck to their gameplan and moved down the field, a few yards at a time.
At the one-yard line, with 33 seconds left, LJ Scott refused to be kept out of the endzone in a play of sheer determination & heart.
And it set the perfect blueprint for how you should finish the last few weeks of 2015.
Fighting. Struggling. Pushing forward toward your goal, hell-bent on stopping short.
Most people use the end of year as a chance to take off, relax, and “shut down” for the final few weeks. They circle January 1 as the day they’ll start everything anew, and get back to pursuing their goals. They waste precious days – and weeks in some cases – that could be utilized to set them up for an even better January 1.
They lack the fight that LJ Scott has. They lack the determination to get into the end-zone. They lack sheer willpower to stand strong while everyone else takes a break.
And mostly, “they” never reach their goals.
Watch the video again. See how hard Scott fights to overpower the growing number of Iowa defenders. See his determination to get the football across the goal-line. See the heart he displays in scoring the conference-winning touchdown.
Then go and use those same traits these next few weeks to finish your year. Victorious.