“People think you have to choose between positivity and winning. You don’t have to choose. Positivity leads to winning.” – Jon Gordon
Elite athletes spend thousands of hours training, practicing, and rehearsing their craft. When they step onto the field or court . . . when the competition begins . . . they visualize the desired result. Elite athletes are confident, they are positive they are going to win. Their attitude . . . the trust in their teammates and their preparation . . . is often the difference between winning and losing.
Attitude wins . . . a superior attitude leads to superior preparation and leaders to superior performance. Being positive, having confidence is earned through actions. Having this attitude isn’t a result of happenstance or developed through inaction. Being positive . . . winning . . . is the result of preparation, reflection, and purposeful action.
I had the pleasure of hearing New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick speak last month to a group of football coaches. Coach Belichick talked about games not being won on Sunday. The games are won Monday through Friday in the preparation, training, and practices during the week. He said every aspect of the organization must be at a championship level . . . from the offensive line to the video team . . . everyone must improve every day.
I wouldn’t describe Bill Belichick as a “warm and fuzzy” guy, but he is positive. His confidence and actions cultivate positive results. He creates an optimistic, positive environment through his actions.