So today I was talking to a kid and when I asked him what his dream was he told me that he wanted to go to the Super Bowl. I love that dream, but it is hard as a grown up to fully support that dream. As we get older we learn that good is not always good enough. That luck and chance have just as much to do with making it as hard work. The more I experience life the less I dream for greatness and instead aspire to better than average. Ask any 10 year old pony clubber what they dream of and chances are they dream to go to the Olympics, and yet somewhere along the way we loose that.
So while I was talking to this kid he made a very good point. He said that the Super Bowl is the biggest game of his world (he obviously played football) but that lots of people have their own Super Bowls. He explained that to him the Super Bowl was the one game that he could play if all of the stars aligned for him. I like that line of thought and it made me thinking about my own life. What would be the one show that I could compete at if all the stars aligned?
I know I could never be an Olympian, nor do I honestly think that I could ever ride Grand Prix so the World Equestrian Games are out. I think that “the biggest game in my world” is Dressage at Devon. If all the stars align I could totally show 4th level at Devon with some luck and lots of hard work.
What about you? What is your Super Bowl?