There is a movie I shamelessly love, ‘Fever Pitch.’ It stars Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore two people who fall date, and fall in love. The only issue, does Ben (Fallon) love Lindsey (Barrymore) more than his beloved Boston Red Sox ?
There is a line I love in the movie that I think about often.
I like being part of something that’s bigger than me, than I. It’s good for your soul to invest in something you can’t control.
As a New Englander I get it. Wether you’re a die hard Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, or Bruins fan. There is always that ONE team you live or die by. It’s important to be apart of something larger than yourself, something that has weight but is intangible. You’ll never make a difference on the field, but you have your superstitions come game day. You can however make a difference in the lives of others who are willingly being apart of the same bigger thing you are, and that is something special.
It doesn’t have to be sports. It can be writing, movies, film, love, hiking, driving. Whatever it is you LOVE to do, do that with gusto, do it with passion, and commitment. The rest will follow.