I do a lot of work with professional athletes and teach the strategies they use for success in a highly competitive field to people in the business and corporate World.
There are many lessons I have learnt from modelling World class performers in sport that apply in our daily lives and I am going to be sharing some of them with you over the next few posts. The first lesson is below.
Lesson Number One
Every World Class performer in any given sport has put in the hours. Talent is overrated in sports because often it just is not enough. It is the people who are willing to work harder, who practise self-discipline and who make sacrifices others wouldn’t that I have found to be the most successful.
It is the same in business as in life. The people who have the easy ride are the ones who often struggle to maintain their success. There is no easy win in life. To sustain any level of success it takes constant application and willingness. Those who have it easy or who are naturally talented often meet with complacency at an earlier stage and their performance starts to decline. They often get overtaken by the more willing, gritty competitors who have a stronger desire and dedication to succeed. This is commonplace in the sporting World.
It is also commonplace in life.
Complacency is dangerous and it sneaks in through the smallest of cracks.
To keep it out you must keep raising the bar, setting higher goals and surrounding yourself with people and environments that demand the best from you.
In the sporting World you are surrounded constantly by winners, coaches and a culture that does not allow performances to drop. When they do you also have the whole World waiting to bring it to your attention. This is MASSIVE accountability.
Make sure you have accountability to a high standard in your life or by human nature you will rest on your laurels and before you know it, you will be left chasing the leaders.
A winning culture is not just important in the changing rooms (or your workplace). It is important in every aspect of your life – at home, your social circles, work, networking circles, online networks – everywhere.
Are you in a winning team?
Inspiring you to be the best you can be,
Martin Robert Hall
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