Deep breaths

I will edit a story a little bit so it is less religious so I don't offend anyone.

As a new missionary serving in England, Gordon was facing a major trial in his life. He was sick when he arrived in the mission field, and he quickly became disocuraged because of the opposition to the work. At a time of deep frustration, Gordon wrote in a letter to his father that he felt he was wasting his time and his father's money. A little while later, Gordon received a reply from his dad. It said, "Dear Gordon, I have your recent letter. I have only one suggestion: forget yourself and go to work."

In case you don't know in my church people pay their own way to be missionaries and leave the world behind for a few years. It involves a lot of knocking on doors and stopping strangers in the streets and turning the other cheek. yes I had people throw things at me, spit on me, and yell things at me that would have made a sailor blush.

I experienced almost the exact same thing (feeling like a failure and wasting time and money) except I read this story and didn't feel the need to write my father after that. Boy did I ever forget myself and get to work. I'm glad I did, as it changed my life. Since I've been home, I've never worked with anyone who outworked me.



I'm not here to say I'm a success by any means but I am going to say that my perspective on things is a little different than most and my days fly by when I work my butt off. I'm never worried about watching the clock and killing time. In fact most of the time I barely realize it's time for lunch or end of the day. Don't worry I'm getting to how this relates to the Cowboys and specifically each of us.

This my friends is the secret to success. I know for a fact I'm achieving more than I otherwise would, and am living a better life as a result. "Forget yourself and go to work."

This is what the Cowboys need to do. At this point no one cares that we beat the Giants, no one but us really cares that we lost to the Seagulls so bad. If we win big next week it will be back to gravy town. The bandwagon fans will be shouting amens and screaming out all things are great in Dallas. The negative Nancys will start admitting they overreacted.

There is a saying that you are only as good as your last game, and it is true to a certain extent, We as fans are only as good as the last week, the team is only as good as the last result. We can both improve, the team and the fans.

Garrettspeak tells us to stack good days on top of each other and it will make us great. Who's to say that applies to the team only? Why can't that apply to the fans. Is the sky falling because we lost one game? Did that loss end our season? Is is back to mediocrity and dissapointment?

I say no. I hope the team remembers to forget themselves and go to work. If they can do that the sky is the limit.

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