Who would have thought that almost 50 years ago, it would now look the way it looks. In fact at the time it had a different name and retroactively went back to make sure it was recognized in the same manner that all of the 49 games would be called. I am talking about the biggest sporting event in the world and it takes place every year since the inaugural one on January 15, 1967.
Sometimes in life our dreams and goals travel a similar course as that of the SUPERBOWL:
If we don’t get it right at first sometimes a course correction makes it even better. The inaugural game was not yet called the Super Bowl, they went back and altered the name after the third championship game between the old NFL and the new upstart AFL.
People may not get it initially but it doesn’t mean they want later. This was the only super bowl game not sold out now you will have to pay an arm and a leg to watch a super bowl game today. The rich and famous may not want what you are selling at first, but it doesn’t mean they won’t be trying to get in on it later to promote themselves. The National Anthem was performed by the University of Arizona and Michigan’s marching band along with the Anaheim High School Drill Team. Not quite Aretha Franklin or Ray Charles and you can best believe half time did not have the likes of Michael Jackson or Beyoncé.
So what’s changed over the last 49 games to make the SUPERBOWL what it is today? It is estimated that the big game brings in more than $150 to $500 million dollars to the host city’s economy and generates hundreds of millions of dollars in advertisement revenue.
So a few takeaways for me:
1) Your idea does not have to be perfect at the start just make your idea operational in some way, 2) don’t worry if it doesn’t take flight the way you intend, 3) Stay with your dreams and goals no matter what, 4) Have faith that the end will justify the means.
“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”
– Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Prime Minister of India