Midweek Motivation - Keep Your Eye on Target - S3E4

About This Episode

Midweek Motivation is a new weekly episode featuring the wisdom and stories of host Tommy Cakes. This episode is focused on the big lesson learned from the Viking's Minneapolis Miracle in their game against the Saints.  In case you are having trouble understanding the audio file, the following is a translation of the audio file from host Tommy Cakes.

Who is Tommy Cakes?

Live on the Small Scale Life Podcast, it's Midweek Motivation featuring Tommy Cakes. 

Hey, how are you?  I am Tommy Cakes.  Who am I?  I'm a guy from someplace, friends with some people and doing some things.  Don't worry about it!

What I can tell you is that I am in the import and export business.  

  • I import knowledge
  • I export that information at premium prices!

I will give you a little coastal cosmopolitan insight and motivation weekly.  

Story Time

This story is about a man named Marcus.  He has been playing football all his life.  Marcus did all the drills, participated in all the practices, played in all the games and finally made it to the NFL. 

Marcus is a rookie playing in his first big game.  The game has come down to the final minutes in the fourth quarter.  Marcus' team has a slim lead, and all his team has to do to win is to stop the opponent on their final drive.  At this point it looks like Marcus' team will win the game.  Victory is in the bag!  All Marcus had to do is stop the opponent from scoring a touchdown.

With ten seconds left on the clock and third and ten, the opponent's quarterback steps up to the line of scrimmage.  He gets the ball and scans the field.  He throws the ball downfield to a receiver, who makes an incredible jump and grabs the ball.

This is Marcus' big moment.  All he has to do is tackle the receiver and the game is over.  However, Marcus puts his head down and completely misses the tackle.  The receiver sprints to the end zone, winning the game!  Marcus' team loses, and the "Minneapolis Miracle" is born.  

Marcus is Marcus Williams from the New Orleans Saints.  A rookie who put his head down and missed an easy tackle. This play inspired this post, and it inspired a whole nation of Vikings fans who are looking forward to "bringing it home." 

Midweek Motivation Lesson

The point of this story and your first Midweek Motivation is this:

[tweetthis]Keep your head up; finish strong!  Keep your eyes on the target.  If you don't, you will miss every time.[/tweetthis]

Stay on target and succeed!

Episode Details

January 18th, 2018

3 mins 16 secs

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