How busted was your bracket?
I had Arizona winning it all! 🤦🏻♂️
I know I’m not alone though. Theresa picked Purdue. My kids picked Alabama, Iowa, and Kansas. In the two pools I was in, not one person picked UConn to win it all, and I’m not even sure if anyone had any of the Final Four correct.
Get this – the odds of picking a perfect bracket is a mind-blowing number:
- 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (if you just guess or flip a coin)
- 1 in 120.2 billion (if you know a little something about basketball)
Watching games all year and being an “analyst” didn’t help me much!
Something great happens though after your bracket gets busted….You stop caring about the outcomes and you enjoy the competition.
It becomes less about the final score and more about how the game is played. You want to see great games with inspirational individual performances and plenty of upsets.
Did you see that overtime game between Michigan State and Kansas State?! Play after play, back-and-forth, and down-to-the-wire. I didn’t want it to end. It was that good of a game.
March Madness may be over, but if you’re anything like me, the madness in life never completely finishes.
Everyday presents plenty of opportunities and challenges. Some are fun and fulfilling. Others are hard and frustrating and never-ending.
What if we stopped caring so much about the outcomes and just enjoyed the process? It doesn’t mean all the stuff we have going on doesn’t matter – it’d just mean we stop putting so much weight on the things we can’t control. I got a hunch we might enjoy all the stuff that much more.
Just a like a great game needs to be competitive – a great life will be filled with tension and plenty of ups and downs.
I love this quote from Mark Batterson – “The goal in life isn’t to arrive safely at death.”
Our lives will get busted at times, just like our brackets…and that’s what builds our character and makes it meaningful. Enjoy the madness. 👊🏼