We lost that day even though we were leading the game going into the fourth quarter. John Riggins went 43 yards for a touchdown on a 4th and 1 play, which turned out to be the winning score for the Redskins.
That game also happened to be the very last game I ever played in. The following preseason I tore my knee up in a scrimmage and was never able to make it back from that injury.
Getting to a Super Bowl is one thing. Being on the winning team is completely another thing. The margin of error between winning and losing can be incredibly slim. One play here or there... is all it takes sometimes.
What you learn at the professional level is the power of focus. There is never a day or a time when you can afford to be unfocused. From offseason training to the pre-season to the regular season and through the playoffs... you have to bring your A game every single moment of every single day. There is little or no room for mistakes.
Don Shula preached perfection. That was the standard. Every player knew what was expected of them. Every player knew the consequences of not playing up to that standard. It was drilled into your head in every meeting and again in every practice and the subsequent film review of every practice. Being accountable to that standard is what made you a better player. Without that standard, it is virtually impossible to know what you are capable of.
The level of effort that went into the game you watched last night is hard to imagine. Every player covets a Super Bowl ring. It is the grand prize that makes everything you do on a daily basis worth it. And you are asked to do a lot every day both on and off the field.
Every player in the game last night pushes themselves every single day to test and probe their limits. Every day you have one goal - GET BETTER!! Do something to help elevate your team in some way. Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest football coaches ever... believed in the following:
“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”
This spirit is part of every Super Bowl journey.
Most every player in the game last night was playing with some type of injury. Some played through incredible pain, including the game winning MVP, Patrick Mahomes. His ability to mentally block out his physical pain and give 100% of his effort and attention to the job at hand is a big reason why the Chiefs won. If he doesn't play through his pain... his team probably doesn't achieve the same result. And he was not acting alone. Every player had a role in that win. And every other player was playing through their bumps and bruises.
As real estate agents... you typically don't have to play through physical pain. Yet every day you face distraction in your business, sometimes a very high level of distraction whether it be personal or professional. Distraction is the enemy. Distraction is what causes you to lose focus and momentum. Keep in mind if you want to learn what it means to give your best effort... you have to learn how to block out all the noise and nonsense, no different than an NFL quarterback. Your job is the same!!
The idea that you can run around blindly each day reacting to every bright shiny object and expect great results is... purely delusional!
This is where mental toughness and mindset come into play. If you are coaching with me, you know what to do every day. It is not a mystery - DO WHAT YOUR CRM tells you to do. This is not complex or complicated. However, every force imaginable around you is conspiring to make you chase, convince and close. All the things that get in the way of giving your highest and best.
Without mental toughness or the right mindset...
Fear is going to run your life...
You will find yourself consistently resisting what needs to be done...
Or clinging to false hope.
You will be working 24/7.
Business and life will be a constant struggle.
And all your happiness is conditional and fleeting at best.
This is no way to work or live no matter what your level of production.
If you want to win a "Super Bowl" in real estate... it starts with Mindset.
Being on purpose...
Most agents are focused on everything other than Mindset.
They are too busy comparing or judging or looking for magic pills and quick fixes.
If you only knew the effort expended to be able to hold up that Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl winner...
You would understand it all starts with Mindset. It is the only thing that keeps you doing what needs to be done.
Building the muscle of doing what you don't want to do and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable is the most important lesson of all!
And this is what the Mindset Program above is going to teach you.
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