Where do I begin? With a dream. Isn’t that how the greatest ideas & events take shape anyway? Someone has to dream it, believe it and go out and achieve it.
Sunday will be that day for Ray Lewis and the Ravens. Go beyond the trash talk, the accusastions, the misinformation, the match up mismatches, the playbook, the betting line, the rhetoric, media day and all the mayhem. Purpose, passion and that dream will take center stage on Sunday.
You can feel it, you can sense it, you can almost taste it. The Ravens are on a mission and will not be denied. There are two very good teams taking the field on Sunday, but when you got it, when you want it, when you can see it, when you can feel it, and when you put a plan into action, I can’t tell you why, but it just happens. I’m not betting on the game, but I’m betting on that dream, leaning on faith and if you want to go all the way, believing in a higher power (the same one Ray is calling on) to wrap up the miracle playoff run and bring the Lombardi trophy back to Baltimore.
Sometimes the universe is ready, the stars align, and your vision, your dream, becomes reality. The Ravens know it. Hell, they’ve known it for a month now and we all just joined the party. Legends are made in the post season and this season one of those legends is playing his last game on sports biggest stage. Its destiny. Give it all you’ve got, leave it all out there on the field, don’t dare to let yourself think about second chances, there are none. Put your head down, put blinders on and go out and play your heart out. Play after play after play. You can rest on Monday. You can party during the off-season. This is business and in business you get serious, you grind it out and you accept nothing but the best, nothing short of total success.
These Ravens are ready. They have a purpose, a mission to get Ray Lewis that last ring and prove everyone wrong. It’s become a mission and a purpose for the team because of what Ray has given to them: his heart, his soul, his leadership. When you give back, you get, many times over. When Ray announced his retirement he made the whole team partners in his mission, his last stand, and they have responded by giving everything, including creating some miracles along the way, to help him get the one thing he wants so badly, the ultimate in team success – The Super Bowl Ring.
A dream is a fragile thing, yet it can be the most powerful thing in the world, IF you believe.
Still not believing in the dream? Have no fear. I’m sticking with Ray. He’s “too blessed to be stressed”. Amen, brother. Amen.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time. GO RAVENS!!