By Mike Mahony
If you give it a tiny bit of thought you will quickly notice that business success and sports success are related in many ways. I like the sports analogy because most people have seen sports and can relate.
Super Bowl Success
I watched the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and 49ers. It was a great game. The Kansas City Chiefs came back at the end of the game to win with 21 straight points in the fourth quarter. This comeback literally happened in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter.
Now, watching this game made me think of how business and sports are so similar. You are probably very curious as to how since I’ve already mentioned this twice in this article. Allow me to explain.
Highs and Lows of Success
We all go through periods of highs and lows. Enter the Super Bowl to teach the lesson of highs and lows perfectly. Everyone expected this game to be a super high scoring game. In fact, Vegas has a line called the over/under and you bet whether you think there’s going to be more total points or less total points. the over/under for this game was 55. They expected this to be a very high scoring game because both teams have explosive offenses and great quarterbacks at the helm.
What happened in the first half was unforeseen. Neither team really performed to the level that one would expect from Super Bowl quality teams. That got me thinking about business and how there are times when we perform at a really high level and there are times that our performance is not quite as good. But that’s why you should never ever give up.
It is easy to give up. It really is. You can put the bad behind you, right? But is …read more