I have very vivid memories of celebrating championships at Mainland High School. There is deep value in the tension & anticipation of "the big game" bringing immense satisfaction as our preparation and hard work birthed success. We found incredible joy in a group of guys that fought through adversity as a unified team, especially when we were able to achieve our season-long goal. Our best teams realized that when we were all working with the same result in mind we stood a much better chance of seeing that dream fulfilled.
That premise is the same for all parts of our non-athletic life as well. When our family, church, men's group, and friends are all striving for the same thing, we will find satisfaction in the journey together and in our eventual success. It's a common bond of unified vision that God intended us to have as we push forward in harmony.