It’s a hard pill to swallow, but in life, there will be those who rejoice in seeing you fail. And relationships are absolutely no different… In fact, you can count on it. This is what I was thinking after watching the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak come to a humbled end by the competitive ball play of the Chicago Bulls (100-97).

While the game and real-life relationships are worlds apart, it’s beneficial to notice the similarities. Within both,  you need passion, commitment, a work ethic to make things work, a love for what you’re doing, communication, and a pinch of fun… When these ingredients are all working together for a common goal, you don’t have to look too far for naysayers. But, you heard LeBron [James] say it wasn’t about the streak; that it was about getting better and working as a team. The Heat’s coach, Erik Spoelstra, echoed this same sentiment. Being on the same page, echoing the same message is how you shut all the noise out.

So, while I am a known as a LeBron-isn’t-Michaelist, I can appreciate the work effort and focus… and I actually enjoyed watching the Heat make history. Where the game and real-life relationship similarities end is that with having one bad night, the streak doesn’t have to end.

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