We’ve all heard this expression before. It came to mind when I was looking at a particular photo I took during my son’s last lacrosse season. It’s a photo of my son and his teammate, who happens to be one of the best offensive players I’ve had the pleasure of watching play. He also happens to be very small in comparison to many of the other players on the field, particularly some of the guys on defense.
The size difference doesn’t matter one whit to Little Joe. He plays the game with great gusto. He’s fast and light on his feet…and he takes on much bigger players without a second thought. He feints right, then goes left, he stops and changes directions on a dime, he’s got a whole repertoire of fancy footwork to rely on…
…but he’ll go head to head in a New York minute. Little Joe has NO fear in him. He attacks relentlessly and consequently enjoys great success on the field. Now and then he winds up on his backside but he hops back up, eager to get right in there again. That’s what makes him such a great competitor and teammate. His unbridled love for the game and enormous enthusiasm more than make up for what he lacks in size. He’s a beast on the field and those who underestimate him quickly learn the error of their ways.
Little Joe looks forward to challenges and he carries himself with confidence. He’s an excellent example of how to tackle our own challenges whether at work or in the gym. It doesn’t matter if we have some sort of disadvantage, we have to face our opposition (the miserable to deal with co-worker,that loaded bar or someone willfully trying to trip us up) with good cheer, expectations of a positive outcome…and a whole lotta moxie!
Don’t sit it out on the sidelines. Get in there, be smart, feint when you can and hit ’em straight on when you can’t!