What a win it was last night for the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, no matter who you were cheering for you gotta respect the comeback!
I was watching the Super Bowl and realized how some aspects of the game, specifically the second quarter comeback the Patriots had, related to our success in business and the journey it will take to get there.
Here are 5 of the things we can learn about success from the Patriots comeback in Super Bowl LI...
Lesson #1: Don't Get Too Comfortable
Falcons Thought an easy win after halftime with a huge lead, right? Obviously not, but they got comfortable with the lead because the Patriots weren't doing much in the first half. Then the Patriots came out in it to win it and that decided the game. The Falcons got comfortable and lost the momentum, never get comfortable when you are seeing business results because you can lose what you worked so hard for even quicker than you got it.
Lesson #2: Never Let off The Gas
Falcons came out of the locker room with a comfortable lead and didn't push too hard they rather tried to just keep the lead. On the other hand, that Patriots came out in full strength on the offensive and were never going to let the Falcons stop them. Huge lesson here: stay on the offensive in business and dominate the market so that you become the go to guy. The moment you slow down a competitor can go just as hard and take over.
Lesson #3: Keep The Momentum Going
As we saw in the beginning of the game, the Falcons had all the momentum in their favor scoring over 20 points in the first half with the Patriots only at 3. that is until the halftime break allowed the Patriots to regroup and come back fighting harder than ever. This resulted in a momentum swing from the Falcons to the Patriots leading to 30 unanswered points from the Patriots. Never let the momentum switch hands, always keep it in your favor. Whether this be through keeping/ creating new habits, making more sales calls, spending that extra few hours each day, whatever. Just keep the momentum and odds of success in your favor.
Lesson #4: Consistency Is King
Even though the Falcons had their consistency in the first half they let it slide in the second while the Patriots stayed consistent throughout the game.. even after a very slow first half. This is much like in our business, we have to show up day in and day out and craft the habits that will force us to succeed. This means making those sales calls daily and creating amazing content. Just never stop creating and consistently keep pushing towards goals longer than everyone else. This will put the odds of success in your favor.
Lesson #5: Results Matter
Think 20-30 years down the road people will remember the whole game that transpired? Probably not, but they will remember the result of the game being a Patriots win. Results are documented, remembered and help you keep that momentum. Why do you think the Patriots keep winning? Because they have that momentum from the results each and every year, the results of winning is keeping their momentum going. We have to appreciate the little results day by day from the work we are putting in, instead of comparing ourselves to those ahead of us all the time. Get the momentum on your side.
Thank you guys, hope you learned a little something and are enjoying the journey to success! Please share this with anyone else on their way to success if you found any value!