"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- Alexander Graham Bell
Many people are lamenting about how boring Super Bowl LIII was on Sunday evening. It may have been a boring game for the fans, but I can assure you it was not boring for the players and coaches of either team. It was tense.
Both teams were trying their best to outwit and outplay the other team. Both were being stymied by the other team. I don't need to bore you with a play-by-play, but it was a hard-fought battle. In the end, The New England Patriots did score enough to win.
The reality is, whether it was boring to you and me The New England Patriots won another Super Bowl ring. It doesn't matter that it was a low scoring game. They won and will reap all the reward regardless of the score.
Endre Barth wrote a post the other day with one paragraph that totally resonated what this game was about.
It is all about, preparation, practice, execution and most importantly “teamwork”! It is about leaving the “egos” at the door and honing their skills. Their specialty is about not tolerating mistakes, small or large. Practicing each movement and executing it until it is second nature. Reminds me of my days at Ranger School, need to practice every movement when totally exhausted still be able to do it right.
The New England Patriots are known for their preparation work ethic. THAT, I believe, is what tilted the scale in their favor during a hard-fought battle in a game where neither team played their best. Nevertheless, the Patriots will soon be wearing another Super Bowl ring, and regardless of whether you and I enjoyed it, they will cherish those rings and be grateful for the time they spent preparing for this important game.
And, so it is in life and business. Things don't always go the way we want or think they should. We are faced with obstacles by people and circumstances. Sometimes we have to "punt", regroup, go back to the proverbial drawing board, and figure out what to do next when something isn't working. It doesn't matter what other people (fans or not) think. You have to keep preparing, adjusting, and executing, until something works.
It's not always pretty but if you size up the competition, prepare, practice, execute and work with your "team"... and keep trying your chances of winning are pretty darn good.
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Endre Barath, Jr.
Beverly Hills, CA
Delray Beach, FL
East Brunswick, NJ
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