|After all the congratulating and celebrations, Fletcher was asked later about how he did it, what gave him inspiration to play so well, and what had gotten him through this extremely difficult time he'd experienced recently. He noted that his belief and faith in Jesus Christ carried him through and gave him hope. I'd heard it before, but it kind of struck me a little more that moment, and even more so, later on.
Of all things to believe in and give a person hope, what a wise choice to give focus and credit to. I guess inside of me, i was tired of believing so much in myself. It had drained me, and at times nearly made me feel burnt out and hopeless. Sure, it's a good thing to believe in yourself, but when you have just yourself to believe that much in, and you blindly think hope is just going to come upon you one day (even though it does sometimes tend to happen:)), what better thing to believe in than a man named Christ who was truly great and performed real miracles, and did by large number, and still does today, giving so many of the earth hope and belief. I'd rather invest in that, than in myself. I second what Fletcher said then. You can however attain hope and belief in other things too should you chose. For my initial side in the story, it was not just to continually go out and try harder, blindly believing i was just going to win because I BELIEVED! I by some luck i'll say, discovered or found something new, that worked for my airhockey game, and gave me a little more belief in my potential and capabilities. I then had to go out, work on it, and then test it, to which i did, and did attain a little more success. After that i found though, there were other battles i had to take on besides improving my game...i had to improve my mind, outlook, and attitude on the way i approached things to make me better at Airhockey, as well as a person in life too. If it's another great uphill battle for me to take on, i know i have my faith and hope, along side me to propel me, and that's something i can put a lot of belief in.