Welcome to the week!
I found today’s Monday Motivation in the Ravens’ locker room.
My poor Ravens. We’re not having such a great season. But yesterday, Ray Lewis spoke to the team before the start of the game with the San Diego Chargers. And he showed, once again, why he masters motivational speaking.
“Baltimore Locker Room Nov 1” Courtesy The Official & Only Facebook Page of Ray Lewis reminded the team:
Yesterday’s win only takes us to 2 and 6 for the season so far. Not great. But as Lewis reminds us:
One and 6 doesn’t define who you are. What defines who you are is what you do when you’re 1 and 6. –Ray Lewis
His words seemed to work for the team! But this talk can hold serious lessons for us all: Our challenges don’t define us; how we respond to them do.
We probably have some “1 and 6 moments” in our lives. No matter. As Lewis said, we can either “make the play or watch the play being made.”
So for today, and this week, let’s decide to “make the play” and keep plugging away at our goals.
“Fight your fight.” And win!
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner! You may have noticed.
So as a warm up to the big day, I’m sharing a few speeches from one of my favorite football players: former Baltimore Raven and future Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis.
Yesterday I talked about the importance of demonstrating passion in what we do, whether it’s delivering a speech or riding an indoor cycle. And no one personifies passion more than Lewis, both on and off the field.
Lewis is powerful and humble at once. You’re ready to take to the football field after hearing him speak, even if you’ve never donned shoulder pads and cleats–and know that you never will.
That’s what good speakers do: they tap their passion to speak with conviction, inspiring their audiences to act: to work harder and aim higher in all of life’s arenas.
I expect the current players to do the same. Who will seize the day, and play and speak with passion? There’s no bigger stage than the Super Bowl to do so.
I’ll be watching!