With that said, I have noticed that lately I wasn't feeling so good about some of the writing and press that surrounds college football. I'm sure that it isn't just unique to college football, but since that is the sports news that I've been following, that's what I'm writing about today. I write this to provide perhaps a different perspective when looking at college football: one that emphasizes the positive, appreciates the fun, and looks forward in excited anticipation (as opposed to looking back on past 'mistakes'). I know in my soul that following your "feel good" creates more to feel good about! What you focus on, grows and what you resist, persists. So here goes...
Pre-Season Predictions: When the pre-season favorites are selected by the various media folk, coaches and fans, I have these observations:
1. Everyone has a favorite.
2. Most people don't predict the teams accurately.
3. There's a lot of emotion wrapped up in the predictions.
From a law of attraction perspective, there are interesting analogies from these 3 statements:
1. Everyone has a favorite = setting an intention for the outcome you want.
2. Most people don't predict the teams accurately = The intention didn't manifest, so there was not aligning to the "feel good" about the situation and allowing the success in.
3. A lot of emotion = a lot of passion for the outcome, which means you really, really, really want your team to win. This can show up as "resistance" because all those emotions get in the way about how badly you want your team to win (e.g. disappointment, fear, worry, etc.)
Many fans will say that pre-season predictions mean nothing as there are usually so many changes from the beginning of a season to the end. Yet, pre-season predictions abound in the college football sports world: from fans, expert analysts, sportswriters, bloggers, and probably from your next door neighbor! Emotions soar, tempers rage and frustration abounds when one's team isn't "picked" in the pre-season favorites. Expectations rise, confidence abounds and pressure mounts when one's team is picked to finish high. There's a lot of emotion wrapped up in those pre-season predictions! (And I admit, I love reading who the favorites are!)
While the "experts" like to think of themselves as predicting accurately the outcomes of the games each season, I don't think there are many (if any), who actually get it 100% "right." And while it's not important to get it "right," I do find it amusing that many "experts" get paid a lot of money to give their opinions and to provide expert analysis of the games---all for OUR entertainment. When their predictions don't line up with what manifests in that week, they come up with a new set of predictions (and explanations as to why it turned out the way it did).
From the way most of the sports people report, write and convey their predictions, .I bet they love their jobs! That's great if they do, because it doesn't matter if they get it "right," as long as they're happy. Now THAT'S my idea of ideal work!
But if asked how they think their team will perform this season, one finds all kinds of responses: undefeated, one or two losses, 9-2, 6-5, lucky to have a winning season, they're "worried" about a particular game, etc. are sample responses I've read way too often. To all fans out there, I ask you, Where's your faith? Where's the expectation that your favorite team can rise above the "experts" predictions (which are usually wrong in many cases, anyway)? Do you think that the players have these same expectations? How would you feel if you knew the players on your favorite team felt the same way? It wouldn't feel good, would it?
Does it feel good to you to consciously intend for your favorite team to fail? I bet it doesn't! So why not intend more deliberately? It certainly will feel a lot better! And it might produce better results, too! Wouldn't it be nice if we could all have the childlike optimism about each and every game: because we know that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE? In the game of college football, anything is possible! In life, anything is possible. You get to decide what's possible when you set your intentions for your favorite team! Does it feel good to predict your team to lose? Heck, no! BELIEVE! All will turn out "right." Let's choose our emotions that feel good. Even if your team doesn't win, you will have had fun in the process and it won't really matter. (Because it doesn't really matter who gets it "right," afterall.)
I have a lot more tips, techniques and examples I could write about this (afterall, I AM passionate about college football and the law of attraction)! But in the intention of making this a blogpost, rather than a book, I'll conclude right now, as I write from Iowa City, Iowa - home of the Iowa Hawkeyes (who are now 1-0!). I realize that my post is typical as a Hawkeye fan: optimistic, hopeful, excited about the season and loyal to my team- win or lose - but always with the excited anticipation for a new season, each Saturday, a bowl game and more! Why not? Anything is possible! Go Hawks! May the force of "feel good" be with you!