WHAT APPEARS TO BE
How are you feeling right now? Do you enjoy being called a loser?
Our hometown baseball team just got swept in the World Series, losing four straight games. These losses came after they won 21 of 22 games just to get to the biggest baseball event on earth.
Are they losers?
WHAT MIGHT BE
Some would argue yes. They lost. And it’s all about results, right?
It is about results- and it’s how we get the results- that distinguish the difference between the good and the great.
There’s an organization I know where the bosses on the top floor consistently inform those below them about their failures. These people live in the past. “You’re only as good as your last game,” they claim.
This argument is logically flawed. Why would anyone intentionally frame their past in a way that hurts them in the future? A friend named Ryan reminds us, “You can’t drive forward looking in the rearview mirror.”
How easily are you able to move forward when the past makes you feel like horse scat?
WHAT CAN BE
Somewhere, somehow, I learned leadership wrong. I learned that to get people to improve, I was supposed to point out their spots, their weaknesses. I was supposed to tell them they’re a loser.
And of course, because I told them they were losers, they acted like losers. Which ironically made me a loser.
The only time is now. Which means the only time we can win is now.
During their historical winning streak, the fellas on our local baseball team stated, “Each time we step on the field, we believe we’ll win.”
Do you believe you’ll win today? Your answer reveals your fate.
What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”? You decide.