Picture If you watched Ohio State play Alabama in football, you might have caught the following mental mistake...
It was the first half and things were turning in a negative direction for the Buckeyes. The score was 21-6 and it was looking grim, when the announcers started talking about OSU coach Urban Meyer's response to studying Alabama on film. The sportscaster asked Meyer if he had found the weaknesses on Alabama's team to exploit, and Meyer said, "They have no weaknesses."
Now let’s understand for a minute what was happening here. Urban Meyer, coach of the OSU Buckeyes, didn’t really believe Alabama had no weaknesses. He was just being polite for the press – while keeping his true findings to himself.
The sportscasters, however, missed it. They used that conversation to make their point, at that particular junction in the game, for a reason: To let YOU know that even the opposing coach thinks Alabama is perfect – therefore, unbeatable – hence you should feel that way as well.
Only problem was, Urban Meyer didn’t really mean it.
He was only being polite.
And now you know the rest of the story….
This is an important lesson for you to remember. There are times when people close to you will do everything in their power to let you know that your upcoming opponent is PERFECT. And unbeatable.
Just like Alabama.
I hope, when that happens, you remember how Ohio State handled “perfect" and “unbeatable".
Nobody is perfect and nobody is unbeatable.