Tebow is in the flow. (Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.)
This is his time.We don’t know how long it will last but it’s thrilling and fascinating and inspiring. Just sit back and watch and enjoy. His message is positive. He is filled with optimism and gratitude and generosity of spirit. Grab the kids, pop some popcorn and turn on the Broncos.
He has everyone talking and writing about him. Which means they are talking and writing about faith and Jesus and witnessing and evangelizing and praying. This is a really good thing. This conversation is important. Even if you don’t agree with what he believes in, he is authentic and his faith is real and you can feel it.
This is about Tebow from an article written by Frank Bruni of the New York Times:
He reminds us that strength comes in many forms and some people have what can be described only as a gift for winning, which isn’t synonymous with any spreadsheet inventory of what it supposedly takes to win.
This gift usually involves hope, confidence and a special composure, all of which keep a person in the game long enough, with enough energy and stability, so that a fickle entity known as luck might break his or her way. For Tebow that state of mind comes from his particular relationship with his chosen God and is a matter of religion. For someone else it might be understood and experienced as the power of positive thinking, and is a matter of psychology. Either way it boils down to stubborn optimism and bequeaths a spark. A swagger. An edge.
Click here for a link to a video essay by Bob Costas about Tebow. http://video.nbcsports.msnbc.com/nbc-sports/45636229#null
Watching Tebow after the game last night, I was most struck by his generosity and his gratitude (and his smile). He said his receivers “make me look better than I am”. He thanked Jesus and complimented all of his teammates and did not take the credit. He literally smiled the entire time. You can tell he is really enjoying this!
Isn’t that half the battle? It makes me wonder…is he enjoying himself because he’s winning or is he winning because he’s enjoying himself? Either way, it’s fun to watch.
The truth is that “It’s all good”. Until you believe that, you will be clawing and fighting your way to “winning” which will remain out of your reach as long as you are clawing and fighting.
Be positive. Smile. Thank God. Thank others. Praise others. Hope for the best. Imagine yourself succeeding. Expect the best of yourself and others. Trust. Hope. Believe.
It’s not difficult to figure out what to do but it’s very difficult to do it. That’s why we are so drawn to him. He is different and we can feel it. His unbridled enthusiasm and sincerity are rare. He’s showing us what faith in action looks like with his charities and his leadership and his testimony and his being.
Thanks for the reminder Tim. Keep it up! The whole world is watching.©2011 Sue Bidstrup, Great Big Yes™ All Rights Reserved