playing the sport and watching the finals of its most prestigious tournament, Wimbledon.
Up until yesterday, the British fans of the sport had been suffering for 77 years for one of
their own to raise the victor’s trophy! Well as you may know, their wait ended with the
gritty and gutsy performance of one Andy Murray. Not only did Mr. Murray win, he basically
dismantled the game of the world’s number one ranked player, Novak Djokovic.
For Andy, this moment was the realization of a dream that began when he was a little boy
and showed incredible promise on the courts. The pressure he has felt from the media and
his countrymen to bring home this title had been enormous. He breezed through the first
set and you kind of felt from the start that this would be his day. Not so fast though! Being the
champion that he is, Novak had his chances in both the 2nd and 3rdsets by breaking Andy’s
serve and swinging the momentum. In each case, however, Andy quickly broke back and did
eventually prevail. Even the last game was a test of wills. Andy was up 40-0 and it looked like
a done deal. Novak ripped off 3 straight points to tie the game and all of a sudden everybody
was thinking, oh boy, here he comes. The game lasted forever but eventually Andy ended the
There really were no losers in this match. For Andy, this was the goal since he first laced up his
sneakers and grabbed a racket. His game has improved every year and his determination on the
court yesterday was evident for all to see. For Novak, there was no shame in finishing 2nd yesterday
and as sure as the sun will shine tomorrow, he will be hoisting another Major Championship
trophy in the near future.
So what does all of this have to do with the newly recoveredalcoholic/addict? It means you have to
dream big, set goals and GO FOR IT. You might not win the grand prize but you’re still a winner
either way. Why? Because you ARE IN THE GAME…..THE GAME OF