You Have to be Perfect on Every Play

January 06, 2017

You Have to be Perfect on Every Play

Okay, so I know being perfect all the time is near impossible, but don’t sell yourself short into thinking that it shouldn’t be your goal to work towards perfection at all times.

I’ll give you a good example: Tom Brady. 

A few years back, Brady was caught on the sidelines “unleashing fury” on his teammates where he could clearly be seen mouthing, “You have to be perfect on every play!” 

Now, are the Patriots perfect? No. They didn’t even complete their near-perfect season. And, have they won the Super Bowl every year? No. But here’s something: how many championships do the Patriots have ever since Brady got to New England? Four. If demanding perfection on every play nets you 4 Super Bowls in 14 years, you’re doing something right. 

The same mentality goes for everything you do in life. It’s all about your attitude and energy.                                                                                       

Play the game, not the score. A lot of people at this time of year are looking at the year-end numbers and not the big picture. A lot of people at the end of the game talk about a ref’s call. The games aren’t lost or won on something that happens at the end.

For many companies, the year was made last January, and even two years ago. You have to pay attention in the first quarter just as much in the 4th quarter because the beginning of the game is just as important as the end. 

One of the things that classifies someone as great is that they’re consistent; their energy level and approach is never in doubt. That’s what gives someone an outstanding, lasting legacy. 

When you think about the people you look up to for respect and guidance, it’s the people that are capable to do what they do consistently and for a long period of time.




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