You don’t have to be an avid sports fan to learn from one of the biggest games of the year! Here are the top 3 takeaways from the game that you can apply to your life and business.
One: You can’t always win. But sometimes you do.
I was rooting for the Cheifs to win. So to me, the lesson is, you can’t win them all. You still show up and try. Even if the game isn’t quite working today, there is no other choice than to try. Sometime in life, you will be back on your heels, throwing an impossible pass. It is still better to get off the bench and play. As the saying goes, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
If you are a New England, er, Tom Brady/Buccs fan, you loved last night’s game. Congratulations. My takeaway from watching the other team is to keep the pressure up.
Two: Sometimes, you have to create the product you want to – regardless of the platform you have.
If you watched the halftime show, you might not have known that The Weeknd reportedly spent $7 million of his own money to create the performance he wanted to. Even on one of the biggest stages in the world, he put up his own money to bring to life what he envisioned. Only time will tell if that is a good investment for him. But I admire the tenacity and dedication to his vision.
You may have “made it” by everyone else’s standard, but don’t be afraid to dedicate yourself to a vision and then use your time and money to bring it to life.
Three: There is always next year.
You may “fail” to reach your goals today, but you can try again. “Try, try again” is advice we all know, but maybe you need to hear it today. We all hit seasons of life where it feels like the setbacks add up to a complete loss, but pushing through the dip is often where the magic of success occurs. Fail early, fail often is terrible advice, but if we can reframe our losses, we can learn so much.
So lace up your shoes, set your eyes on a goal, and get off the bench.