3 Life Lessons from Super Bowl LIV


If you were like me you were riveted to the TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and no I am not talking about the halftime entertainment. I knew it would be an amazing game, I just didn’t think the Kansas City Chiefs had another come from behind win in them, especially playing the powerhouse San Francisco 49ers.

As I reflected back on the game, I walked away with three life lessons that I believe can apply to everyone’s life.

Life Lesson Number One: Never Give Up

Patrick Mahomes said this Super Bowl win was about never giving up. 

Football as in life is a four quarter game. Good things will eventually happen if we have that never give up attitude. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs showed us that if you keep fighting to the end, we will be rewarded.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become wearing in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

No matter what you are going through, don’t give up.

No matter what quarter of life you are in, don’t give up.

You may be just one Hail Mary pass away from your life turning around.

Life Lesson Number Two: Be the Kind of Leader that People Believe In

One of the keys to the Chiefs Super Bowl victory was they kept believing in their leader. 

“Then the guys kept believing in me and kept making plays downfield, and we found a way to win.” -Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes leads with character and integrity.

He is a kind of leader that his players believe in.

We have an opportunity to influence people all of the time. We don’t have to be the quarterback on the winning Super Bowl team to be a leader that people believe in. We can be that type of leader at work, at school, in our community, our families and our churches.

When we lead with character and integrity, like Patrick Mahomes, we can be the kind of leader people believe in and want to play for.

Life Lesson Number Three: Do Something Special

“Do something special,” is what Patrick Mahomes said to his players when they were down 24–0 against the Texans in the NFL Divisional Round.

He simply asked each player to do something special. When each individual does something special, it collectively raises the success of the team. 

When every player does their part, it’s difficult to stop a team from winning no matter how far behind they are.

What can we personally do to do something special for the betterment of humanity?

It may be a simple smile to a stranger, buying a homeless person a meal, or any gesture that makes someone else feel known and cared for.

I wish Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, Clark Hunt and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization nothing but future success.

It’s great to see an organization that seems to have their priorities in line.

Let’s take these three life lessons of never giving up, being a leader that people believe in and doing something special and apply them to our own lives and see how it transforms us and the world around us.

Troy Ismir

Spiritual Warrior

Founder and Creator of Barbells & Brothers



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