Last night the New England Patriots did it again. They won the Super Bowl, and were crowned as the best football team on the planet. It was Tom Brady’s 6th Championship in 18 years. Which means that every 3 years he lifts a Lombardi Trophy. And many Non-Patriotics hate him for it.
Why is the win still important?
In the middle of the Cray Cray Camera Crush at center field following the game, Tracy Wolfson of CBS asked Tom Brady why the win was so important to him.
He responded immediately with a 6-word answer:
We’ve been this far and lost. -Tom Brady
With those 6 words, we can all relate to one of the greatest champions in the history of sports. Because despite the six Super Bowl wins, he has also known loss on the biggest stage. Three times, in fact. Twice to the New York Giants, and just last year to the Philadelphia Eagles. He has lost a Super Bowl in a season when the Patriots went undefeated until the championship game. Ouch. #DavidTyree
This is a great reminder that there is tremendous value in our losses. They drive up the value of each subsequent win.
- The loss of a game makes you value a win.
- The loss of a job makes you value your employment.
- The loss of a new business pitch makes you value winning a new client.
- The loss of a loved one makes you value your loved ones.
- The loss of time makes you value the time you still have.
- The loss of revenue makes you value revenue.
- The loss of a friend makes you value new friendships.
- The loss of oxygen makes you value oxygen.
- The loss of 50 degrees makes you value finding 50 degrees. #PolarVortex
- The loss of Breaking Bad makes you value Game of Thrones.
- The loss of your swimsuit makes you value your swimsuit.