Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (City of Champions)

Last night Villanova University won the NCAA college basketball championship in the title game against Michigan. Villanova dominated the game and it wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. Congratulations to them for a very hard fought season and for having the right “temperament” to win. They are the second Philadelphia team to celebrate a championship this year. The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl in January after they beat the New England Patriots. If you looked at both games, you should have found that aside from the physical dominance there was also an advantage in the “mind set” of the winning teams. Championship caliber teams don’t “hope” to win. They “believe” in themselves and it shows up in their attitudes when they play. If you don’t think like a champion then you are only setting yourself up for defeat. That applies in just about everything you do. If you have one small degree of doubt, that one small degree can make you a loser. That is why faith and trust are so important. You need to believe in yourself in order to accomplish the great things you want in life. Having a physical advantage is great, but it is even greater if that also gives you a mental and spiritual advantage as well. When you look forward to the challenge, then you are ready. Years ago all of Philadelphia’s teams were just about in last place. They were horrible to say the least. This year, though, has seemed different. Maybe it’s the atmosphere of this city, or maybe it is just the atmosphere of the mind. Either way, 2 championships have been accomplished here. The 76ers are late bloomers, but look very good right now. Who knows? You can be a champion too, but only if you believe in yourself enough to make it happen. That choice….is “yours”… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

One of the members of Full Force (can’t remember which one), Eddie Levert from the O’jays, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Brett Jolly in background

Mike Tyson