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How many times does this story need to be told?

Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times:

From the opening tip of the season, there was only one question in women’s college basketball: How do you stop Brittney Griner? Louisville found the answer Sunday night, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament. Considered a lock for the Final Four – and prohibitive favorites to win a second straight championship – Griner and her Lady Bears got bounced 82-81 by fifth-seeded Louisville in an NCAA regional semifinal. Baylor (34-2) had won 32 straight games and 74 of 75 behind Griner, among the greatest players ever in her sport. But the 6-foot-8 star didn’t make a basket until the second half, then committed a foul with 2.6 seconds left that gave Louisville a chance to win.

The Lady Bears had been practically invincible for the past four months since losing to Stanford on Nov. 16. Baylor, which went 40-0 last season, had won the next 32 straight games mostly by double digits. It’s no surprise that the Louisville women were a 24-point underdog to Baylor in Las Vegas casinos, according to gambling expert R.J. Bell of Pregame.com. Odds on Louisville to win outright were 75-1, paying $7,500 on a $100 wager, Bell said.

In other words, Baylor wasn’t supposed to lose, but they did. Louisville wasn’t supposed to win, but they did.

It really doesn’t matter if you’re a sports fan or not. The message is universal:

Winners aren’t determined by reputation, statistics, predictions, or any other indicators of what’s “supposed” to happen.

Winners are determined by the actual results that people create.

Question:

Are you going to lay down and surrender because nobody ever gave you a fair chance at winning or are you going to fight like hell for the life you deserve?

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  1. I’m going to fight like hell for the life we all deserve…happiness, peace, joy…you name it. Thank you for your inspiration!!

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