From Chumps to Champs!

Of course by now everyone (or at least 100 million of us) knows the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl yesterday. It was definitely an exciting outcome for the city of New Orleans and the team’s fans all around the world. After so much heartache and turmoil over the past few years, much of it due to its challenging recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the city and region can finally celebrate a collective victory.

It seemed like the bandwagon for the Saints got bigger as their success continued to build throughout the season, which is rare because success is not something this team is accustomed to. Did you know that in its 42 years of existence, this franchise has won only 42.5% of its games? Did you know it took them 20 years to have their first-ever season to win more games than they lost? Did you know they have a winning record against only 6 out of 32 NFL teams? Did you know that they won more playoff games this year (3) than they had in their entire previous history (2)? In fact their nickname used to be the “Aints“. (Source: Wikipedia)

This team was definitely not an overnight success. They (along with this deeply-emotionally-attached region) have had 42 years of frustrating futility: embarrassing defeats, deep disappointments, crushed expectations, and lots of “let’s try again next year“.Yet after all this team and city has been through, they can finally say they are World Champions.

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams, whether it’s been 4 years or 40 years. Don’t allow your disappointments and defeats to deter you from your destiny. There is a champion inside of you ready to win. Keep praying, keep believing, keep pursuing, and keep trusting God that your championship celebration will come!

Sweet dreams,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Dare to dream again in 2010!

Register for the Dream B.I.G in 3D Live Experience! on April 17, 2010For more details please visit www.PaulWilsonJr.com


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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

6 Responses to From Chumps to Champs!

  1. Rob Severson says:

    Nice story, we all must be overcomers some times in our lives

  2. Hey, Paul, I love, “There is a champion inside of you ready to win” – I just wish more people would embrace it. It’s inside all of us and all we have to do is unleash it! Great write-up, sir!

    • Rod, you’re right. Too many people think they have to see their champion first to believe it, but in reality they need to believe the champion is there first so that they can see it in themselves.

  3. Denise Lewis Christopher says:

    Hey Paul, as a native New Orleanian, I still remember when our mother used to take us to see the brand new Saints team in the old Tulane University Stadium. That was before Archie Manning. Even I stopped believing in them for a while. My husband has been saying (for years), that “the Saints are going to the Super Bowl). Love the way you hooked up that article, my brother. It’s nothing but the truth. We have to see victory first. That’s what God makes possible for us. Keep encouraging others!

    • Denise,
      Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you sharing this story about your family. This is a great reminder that no matter how long it takes, we need to keep fighting, pushing, and pressing toward our dreams. The power of faith brings our aspirations into realization! Keep dreaming BIG!

      Paul

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