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Relentless Optimism Vs. Murphy's Law

Updated: Jun 19, 2021



Attitude is a word the Villanova Men's Basketball team decided they would use often to keep themselves focused throughout the ups and downs that occur while competing in basketball. A valuable life lesson they can use on and off the court!

The below story is a good example of the power a person's attitude can have on a situation...


I went to the gym the other day and put my gym bag in a locker. When I returned, there was a man standing in front my locker. I politely asked him if I could grab my stuff when he finished what he was doing. He kindly moved to the side and said the words, "Murphy's Law". I was not familiar with this term so I just smiled and laughed. I researched it a few minutes later and learned it can be described as, "If anything can go wrong, it will." I didn't see the correlation between the situation I described above and this law. I thought to myself that mindset is a pretty negative perspective to have.

It made me think about relentless optimism and the quote,

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change". We all need to be prepared to go through tough times and it's important to take the time to deal with each situation. Additionally, it's important to be self aware and make the conscious decision to not let a situation get us down for too long!

While things can and often don't go as planned, let's choose to embrace the adversity, lean into it, and find a way to overcome it!!


Thanks for reading :)

Sending positive vibes,


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