Opening Day and the start of every sports season brings unrivaled optimism that "This could be the year..."
The promise of Spring Training, the hype around new players, and a win-loss record that hasn't yet reflected the actual talent on a team, gives fans hope. Even if there is misguided optimism and unrealistic expectations (most) fans enjoy the feeling that anything is possible for the season.
As a fan you've probably rolled your eyes a few times at friends who insisted their team had a legit chance to win the championship as a long shot. You might have even argued the finer points of expected wins, off-season moves and games lost to injury. But you can't deny the optimism that exists at the start of every season, when each team starts with a clean slate and anything seems possible.
Let me ask you this... when was the last time you felt the same about your career or your business?
We laugh, roll our eyes and dismiss the enthusiasm of fans, but we should actually embrace that mindset.
Think outside the box scores. Give yourself the same opportunity to dream big, wipe the slate clean and get excited about what's ahead.