It’s an old sports question that rings true in business. A businessperson can be determined, skillful, well-trained and eager to work.
But if, at the end of the day, these efforts do not produce tangible results, the game is lost and the time has been wasted.
It is not enough to have systems in place and diligent work habits. These alone do not guarantee success.
Just like a football team that is ninety-nine yards frmo the end-zone and the resulting six points, a single failure to execute or a penalty can derail the drive and force a punt.
There are a lot of great players in the game, but there are only a few winners. “How you play the game” is only part of the equation.
Because it really DOES matter if you win or lose!