EVERYBODY LOVES A COMEBACK STORY. The best sports on TV, the most dramatic movies, the most inspiring news features are about people who’ve been beaten down, overwhelmed, pummeled into the mud- and then somehow they come surging back to win.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN losing half a dozen elections over the years and then becoming President just as his country desperately needed a wise leader for the Civil War.
The 1980 U.S. OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM rising to finally beat the Soviets 4-3 at Lake Placid and going on to win the gold medal.
Apple, coming from the verge of bankruptcy just thirteen years ago, to arguably the greatest corporate comeback story of all times with a net worth of over $500 billion today.
WHY DO WE LOVE THESE REAL-LIFE DRAMAS?
Because they give us hope. They light a match inside our self-doubt. They tell us that maybe, just possibly, our present failure and defeat might not be the end of the story.
Most of us can think of plenty of mistakes we’ve made. We know we’re not quite the world’s best and brightest, the champion of the league or the most-likely-to-succeed.
But still . . . wouldn’t it be great to surprise everybody and make a comeback?
Wouldn’t it mean a lot if, just once, we could rise above the obstacles?
What happened on Easter was the greatest comeback of all times. And this Easter we are going to celebrate that comeback in all its magnificence.