Yes, the Steelers won the Super Bowl, but it's that comment from coach Mike Tomlin that really stood out to me.
One third of all Steelers victories this past season occurred in the final minutes of the game. When asked if they could just stop that - "Steeler football is 60 minutes," Tomlin said. "It's not going to be pretty."
We all want our path to victory to be golden, but often there's a lot of bumps and potholes along the way. It's not about how we got there, though, or how long it took. As long as our choices were ethical, moral & legal, it doesn't matter. All the struggles & pain vanish with the victory.
I think about this type of victory and consider the parallels. When I first began, I'd look upon the success of other authors & speakers and wonder how on earth did they do it. I've so much further to travel, but now when others ask me how I did it, I know the answer. I just kept beating against that brick wall until I got through! It wasn't pretty at times, but I made it through the wall. And it's not the struggles I remember anymore...
And if we continue to pursue new victories, we'll never even have time to dwell on past struggles!