Hi MaxPower 2U nation! Today's blog is about being a fan. But not just a casual watch or go to a game once in a while fan. We're talking about the fan that has special sports parties, puts hundreds of dollars on their credit card for tickets, paints their face, tailgates, buys memorabilia or team apparel frequently. Are you this kind of fan? Or did you ever have a time when you behaved this way. In our society today it's portrayed as a city, region, college pride/loyalty thing and that there is no greater kind of loyalty. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on day to day people on their sports team. But why? Have they ever given you anything? Have they ever called you on the phone or sent you a post card? Do they pay your bills? The answer more than likely is no. Why then, year after year, do people continue to use their money to represent something that only takes but never gives anything back. Why this obsession to show our loyalty to a team that in the grand scheme of things is not necessary? When we've posed this questions to people at places that we've traveled to, we've gotten very similar answers, "it entertains me," or "I grew up with them." We can all relate to that aspect of it, but what happens when the entertainment and the thing you grew up with becomes an obsession and starts negatively affecting your life. Is fandom and loyalty to a team so important that you're willing to risk your standing at work, your relationships with your friends and family and your financial stability? Some people seem to think so. There are many people out there that feel that there is no price too great to go see their team or show their level of commitment and dedication to them. Where are you at when it comes to supporting your team? Are you content with watching them on tv with out a team shirt or do you have to go to the game in order to truly enjoy it. Here at MaxPower 2U we love our sports as well and we root on our teams, but we are very conscious of not letting it take hold of us and start making us make irrational and irresponsible decisions. We feel that if you want to root a team on that's fine, but you must never let the passion for your team fracture your relationships or your well being. Remember that the loyalties that truly matter don't have a logo or advertisement on them. They have smiles and warm hearts. Your friends and family should be the ones receiving most of the passion and love you display when cheering on a team. Keep in mind that those relationships require a lot of your attention and time, but if you are spending and expending most of your time, resources and passion on a team that in the end doesn't know you exist, you will soon realize that your priorities are in the wrong place. Remember, life is much more about the shared relationships and experiences with friends and family, then chasing an unending need to be validated by your team.
With that said,
"Put a little MaxPower in your life!"