As most of you know, the start of college football is my favorite time of the year. And lucky for me, we are just a few short days away from the start of the season. What I find so fascinating about football is it is a game of failing to win.
Now what do I mean by failing to win?
In a football game a team will run about 60-70 plays. Of those plays, 90% fail. That’s right. Only 10% of plays will really work. It’s those 6 or 7 plays that will be the difference between winning and losing.
Every player in the huddle knows that most of the plays are not going to work, but they also know that the next play could be the one that could make the difference in the game. The difference between winning and losing.
When you think about business, you’ll realize that most of the things in business don’t work. The sales call that did not go well, the boss that did not approve the project, the client that chose to do something else.
But like in football, we have to keep calling the plays. We have to keep trying. We cannot allow fear to keep us from trying. If we are afraid to fail, then how can we find the play that works?
Next time you are worried about failing, remember the difference between winning and losing just might be that next play.
Until next time…I’m Marty, make every minute count.