What the NFL Super Bowl Taught Me About Work

Did you see that game?  WOW!

Whether you follow the NFL or not, you got to admire the fact that two teams rose to the top out of a field of thirty-two.  Imagine the discipline it requires to reach a Super Bowl?

super-bowlIn sports, just like any competition, we often talk about those who “want it” more than others. These are the people who show up early, who use up every ounce of effort in pursuit of their best performance.  Individuals for whom defeat is viscerally painful, the ones who will stop at nothing to succeed.

Whether it is on the gridiron or in the halls of an office, everyone’s actions on a team can make the difference between winning and losing.  On the field, this can be as obvious hustling towards a fumbled ball.  It could mean the difference between a win or a loss.  At work, the link between daily activities and the success of team can be less obvious but the same holds true.

Another main component of successful teams is an ability to break down the end goal into smaller parts.  Instead of focusing on the big goal of playing in the Super Bowl, NFL teams focus on the weekly steps that will help them get there.  The same goes for business, the same is true for us!  Dissect each week, identify the key activities you must execute, and immediate results that need to be accomplished.

Where will you and/or your team finsh come year end? Will you give every ounce of effort in pursuit of your best performance?

The Patriots were down 28 to 3 in the second half yet they dug in and won against the odds. If you are behind goal to date, will you give it every ounce of effort to win or will you take the easy rooute and give up?

These are questions you must ask and answer for yourself.

P.S. Go Steelers in 2017!

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One thought on “What the NFL Super Bowl Taught Me About Work

  1. Good thoughts. “Want to” is such an important part of life – fanning the flames of passion and inspiring others to reach shared goals leads to amazing rewards – both tangible and intangible. Lady Ga Ga, in an interview a week before her halftime spectacle – said something similar. It was an incredible effort by hundreds, no thousands, of people to make that 13 minutes so impressive. She said she worked every second of every day to be able to do something like that, and that others can and should do the same.

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