This is as much as I will ever say about the guy, unless he ends up on the Pittsburgh Steelers (aka, the greatest football team that ever footballed).
Say what you want about the guy, but his faith really works.
I think he’s a terrible quarterback (at best, a decent running back). His arm is awful, his passes look like crap, and he releases the ball late. But, he motivates everyone around him. Chalk it up to charisma, or the will to succeed, but I’m sure he would say that it’s his belief and relationship with God. That might make him the butt of a lot of jokes, but that’s really quite wonderful. And the thing we need to understand? He’s eventually going to correct those mistakes and become a better quarterback.
So, why am I posting this? Well, let’s bring it back to writing. Writing is about the most un-football thing there is. It’s solitary and lonely (I know that’s essentially saying the same thing, but I’m trying to say that not only are you alone, but you’re also lonely). If anything, it’s closer to golf or, maybe, batting in baseball. It’s all about individual effort (unless, of course, if you’re writing comic books; it’s still lonely, but only up until you hand the script off). If you let it, it can really bring you down. I know a lot of writers that go through depression (whether clinical or slight) and for me, it’s because I get upset that I’m working, essentially, for myself.
Tebow, as a quarterback, has to rely on individual effort, just like writers do. And I’m convinced that it’s because of his faith in Christ that he finds a way to win. What I’m suggesting is that we need to find faith in something, anything, to center us. Holding on to faith is a great thing because, for me, it’s the difference between drifting in space and looking for something in the void and drifting in space and seeing a planet; knowing there’s someone out there.
Should you put your faith in God? That’s your choice. It helps me, so maybe you can take that as one person’s testimonial. All I’m saying is that if you find yourself with writer’s block, and you feel alone…have faith. You’ll pull through it. Find other writers to talk to. Find artists to talk to. I had a conversation yesterday with a writer friend that is going through a rough patch in his personal life, which is affecting his writing. Did our conversation help? Maybe, maybe not, but isn’t it great to know that he had someone to go to?
All I’m saying is find your support network for when you need it. Tim Tebow isn’t even a good quarterback but yet, he’s a part of the cultural vernacular because of his faith and his ability to win. There’s definitely a lesson in there for us all.