The Person With the Football Gets Tackled

Here’s a list of people holding a footballs right now:

  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Donald Trump
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Joe Biden
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  • Billie Eilish
  • Kanye West
  • Joel Osteen
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Mark Zuckerberg

Here’s a list of people getting tackled right now:

  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Donald Trump
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Joe Biden
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  • Billie Eilish
  • Kanye West
  • Joel Osteen
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Mark Zuckerberg

Hint: both lists are identical.

When you don’t have a football, no one cares about you.

When you’re holding the football in life, everyone will try to tackle you.

When I worked in a large organization, every time I did something successful, I had people trying to tackle me.   If I did nothing, no one cared.  The minute I did something cool, I made enemies.  After I resigned from that organization to start my own company, they still came after me. I was really discouraged by this, until one day I had an epiphany:

If I had left my job, moved into my parent’s basement, and got a job at Subway no one would be trying to tackle me.

Remember these two things:

  1. Don’t be discouraged when people try to tackle you.  They’re only doing it because you have the football.
  2. Start noticing how the world works.  Look at the news. Look at Twitter. Look at Facebook. Who do people post about? One’s with footballs.

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