I must admit, I’m not much of a sports fan…but Google’s Trending Topics brought this story to my attention (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1512534-michael-oher-the-blind-side-super-bowl-gives-ravens-ol-stage-to-show-true-self). The Blind Side movie portrayed Michael Oher as a slow-witted young man who really had no knowledge of football until the Tuohy family took him in and molded him into the football player he currently is with the Baltimore Ravens. Apparently, Oher would like the world to know that this may have had more to do with the cinematics of Hollywood than the actual truth. Oher is using this Superbowl to show the world that there is more to him than meets the eye.
I’d be willing to bet that at one time or another we have all wanted to challenge other’s perceptions of ourselves. The difference between the average person and Michael Oher is that we all don’t get the opportunity to utilize national television in our efforts! We certainly can gain inspiration from Oher though, inspiration that despite what other’s have been told or may think about us, we can always strive to show our true character with our actions. Day to day, you can also live with integrity, use your actions to be the person you want to be…not the person others may think you are. Challenge their perceptions.