Expend Just A Little More Effort
The Olympics offers us innumerable lessons on leadership and winning.
Watching some of my favorite competitions, I am once again reminded of the razor-thin margins that separate the top from the bottom.
“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” –George Augustus Moore
In many events, the difference between the treasured gold medal and not placing at all is nearly undetectable. A first-place finish often can be measured only by going out into the hundredth of a second. Many of us remember watching Michael Phelps win his 7th Gold medal by a finger tip. Without the power of technology, and slow motion replays, it can be questionable who won an event.
That fraction of a second reminds me of how winners often give just a little bit more:
- The bodybuilder who performs just 1 more rep every practice
- The swimmer who practices by pushing just 1 more lap
- The sales person who wins makes just 1 more call
- The football player who spends just 1 extra minute at practice
- The leader who writes just 1 more thank-you note
- The friend who pens 1 note of encouragement
- The writer who writes 1 more page
- The student who reads just 1 more chapter
- The runner who pushes 1 more mile
- The coach who coaxes her team to 1 more victory
Disciplined activity is what moves us into the direction of success.
“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas Edison
+1 Your Day Today
Consistently giving +1 to our goals is often what creates the winning edge.