It’s been a while since I have written a blog and that’s mainly because I felt I had nothing to say or share. When I was writing blogs regularly my inspiration came from various sources and most of the time out of the blue but I always felt it was in relation to something that was happening in my life or others around me. This blog is no exception but the seeds of this blog were born about a year ago when I visited Chicago while on holiday in America. When visiting Chicago I found that the city has a great passion for sports and their sports teams and in particular their baseballs team the Chicago Cubs. Now I’ve never seen a baseball game nor have I ever understood the game it’s self but I found it curious on my visit why a team and its history grabbed my attention, imagination and never seemed to let it go. Now without boring you about the long history of The Cubs but when I was there The Cubs were competing to play in the World Series an achievement they hadn’t won since 1908 and to cut a very long story short this year again like so many in the past wasn’t to be their year. What I found though by talking to fans was their unrivalled passion to their team and almost the utter conviction in their own lack of self belief that their team in their lifetime would always be the nearly men, the lovable losers, the this time next year team. There was plenty talk of curses and reasons why this was the case but no less passionate of their team. Now fast forward to this year in fact only last week when the above mentioned this time next year team just happened to reach their pinnacle of achievement when their next year became today. Yes The Cubs actually went on and won the World Series washing away all the years of hurt, disappointment and curses. I have always found it interesting in how sport can mirror in so many ways life. No matter what your sport is or what team you happen to follow its always seems to be personal when your team loses and confounds in you all the bad or wrong things in your life, a lousy job, a bad relationship, a friendship that doesn’t work, a political stance you don’t agree with all of these become so much more worse when your team loses and is taken deeply personal because they let you down, not themselves but you. This got me thinking of my own life and especially over the past 5 years which had seen so much change. We all know life can get you down and when it gets us down we automatically look for someone or something to blame, I like most of us was no different and carried that chip on my shoulder that my life wasn’t what I wanted it to be and hadn’t been for such a long time I thought I wasn’t deserved of nice things in my life and that I like The Cubs would go through life as a spectator to others happiness and achievements rather than being able to celebrate my own. After a while feeling like that puts a drain on your ambition and then hurts your pride and when your pride is hurt it can drown you, deflate you and make it difficult to see any light or hope of a life you see that others have. Pride is like that we far too often let pride get in the way of achievement and it makes us stubborn to a reality that is only a step away. Most of us give up on our hopes and dreams just at the moment were about to make a break through because the thought of starting over again or the feeling of its never going to happen over powers our will and determination to succeed. So how did The Cubs over come these feelings, well its really pretty simple to be honest its because they never gave up they just kept going and believed that someday they would go all the way. Now being able to reflect back on the past 5 years of my life and to be honest even longer that’s what I did I never gave up. Now don’t get me wrong it wasn’t easy there were many many times I wanted to but in reality I never gave up. In turn this has given me the life I have always wanted, a great job, a great loving relationship with my girlfriend, I have great friends and huge family support which combines gives me a good life and a life I want. Ok that might not sound a great life to others or maybe it does but importantly its my life and not a replication of someone else’s life and that’s the point I’m trying to make, too much time is spent in life trying to be something were are not in the hope it will bring us Nirvana when in actual fact all it does is take our focus away from being the people we are. Its different for everyone because everyone’s goals in life are different so it has to be important to strive towards what you want and not a belief of if I had what they have my life would be better. If you want to change then you have to want it you cant just think you want it you have to go out there and actually want it. Now I can sit here and write loads of inspirational quotes for you to read but if you read them but don’t believe them then you are doing yourself a disservice. Like most people I have had bad times in my life and its not important to compare bad times on a scale to people because if its bad for you then its bad, a person who is perceived to be having a harder time than you doesn’t make your problems disappear and its important to remember this because you cant just lock away your fears because society is telling you there is nothing wrong because others have it worse. Try to remember when you make change in your life that you have made the change for a reason and as most people view your life from afar just remember what you validated to your self up close, your life may well in fact be just another life but its also who you are and you’re the one that lives it. So what am I trying to convey in this blog, I think its pretty simple and how The Cubs inspired never to stop trying then neither should we and if we do that then your next year will come today and hope like the title of the blog suggests Someday We’ll Go All The Way.