I just completed the MelinScopes and posted them on www.12listen.com. You can also find them here.
As you may know, I live in Colorado and was quite thrilled with the Broncos winning the Superbowl last night. The Broncos were not favored to win because out Quarterback Peyton Manning has had a lot of injuries and he is 13 years older than the North Carolina's Panthers Q.B. The Panthers are a good aggressive team. The Q.B. didn't handle the loss very gracefully.
In the end Peyton Manning allowed the team to do what they do best which is run their Defense. I learned a lot from this. Wisdom, patience, humility and working as a team give everyone around you hope and willingness to focus on a goal.
I can remember working for companies where they would want people to compete against each other and then wonder why they couldn't reach the common goal of sales or whatever they set out to accomplish. Most of the people that I knew that fed into that frame of reference were not very happy people and a lot of the developed illnesses like Diabetes, Cancer and Heart disease. I am not saying that this is the only cause but I don't think it helped much. I worked on a team once where almost all of us, including myself were on anti depressants.
I am not of the theory that all competition is bad,. Of course in certain sports it is expected but when it becomes your only purpose it can be destructive and create a lot of anger turned inward.
Anyway...Enough of me!
Here are the MerlinScopes for the week