The Super Bowl is a monumental event. It’s a global phenomenon with people watching from nearly every corner of the world, countless news outlets providing coverage, and companies paying a hefty premium for ad spots to get the attention of new customers.
The days and weeks leading up the big game are filled with statistics and analysis of what will happen. Experts make conjecture on what it will mean to one team to win and what the results will be when the other loses.
In sports, it is very clear that someone loses. You don’t get an “atta boy” when the clock ticks to 0 at the end of the 4th quarter and you are down on the scoreboard. In championship games you don’t get to say something like “we will do better next week” as you have to wait for another season before you get another shot.
Sure, so for Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants came out victorious. They are the champions of the NFL, but hoisting the trophy didn’t happen because they played great that day. Even the analysts get lost in evaluating that day’s performance, but to become a champion doesn’t mean you can only do well on one day.
Far too often everyone looks at the end result instead of the journey it takes to get to the “end”. The road to success is often curvy, filled with pain, and is composed of tiny steps that most people will never truly appreciate. With nearly the entire year still left on the calendar, I invite you to consider the following questions to help you get to your big goal, your championship moment.
- What can I do each day that will get me closer to my goal?
- Who will help me be accountable to my goal? (friend, mentor, partner, etc…somebody other than yourself)
- How will I ensure each week/month/quarter that I am on pace?
- What can I do differently that would scare my competition?
- How can I push the envelope in my industry to be a leader?
- How can I inspire my team members around me to reach for the same goal?
The Patriots are still champions (OK, not NFL champions this year but they have quite the rack of Lombardi Trophies), and future hall of famer Tom Brady is certainly answering questions about what/how he can be different next year to insure he hits the big goal next year.
Share with us, what you are going to do differently this year in a simple comment. Maybe it’s on Facebook, maybe it’s another part of your business, maybe it’s hammering out a big 3,000 goal. Whatever your goal is this year, we invite you to take action today.