A Winning Formula
Four life-enhancing points of focus for daily effectiveness and maintaining your productive best.
When we're dealing with the mundane of daily life, the slug-it out and grind-it-through battle of working it out, we need to have a mental "hook" that we can hang our hats on to keep us on-point and in-focus as we tough it out through the thickets of activity. Points of daily perspective, if you will.
I've found just such a "hook" from the perspective of Andy Reid. Reid is a highly successful NFL head coach, best recognized for his coaching prowess with both the Philadelphia Eagles and his current Kansas City Chiefs, taking both of those organizations to multiple and deep playoff runs.
Leading up to and during his success in the NFL coaching ranks, he has endured many a struggle, both on and off the field (including the lose of a son to a tragic and untimely death). A few years ago, as Coach Reid was making the transition from the Philadelphia Eagles to his current Kansas City post (and on the heels of his son's tragedy), I heard Coach Reid during a radio interview share four principles that have helped him to endure and succeed through the challenges of life, and also provide benefit to him in his coaching endeavors. One of the qualities that has made Reid a coaching success is his ability to motivate a group of men with differing talents and personalities to work together singularly to achieve a high level of productivity and results week in and week out during a grueling and demanding16-game regular season schedule (along with the off-season and pre-season preparation necessary leading up to it). Reid has said that he passes these four principles on to every player he has coached as a "recipe" that contributes to motivating them to maintain a laser-like focus, and give maximum effort and output in what they do best on the field of play - and, as a guideline for how they can approach life off the field. As Coach Reid counsels, executing on these four guidelines day-by-day, while challenging, yields incredibly life-altering results. I would agree. Here are those principles, with my thoughts on each:
Not a bad set of principles to live by, and good advice from a pretty good coach and motivator of people. Letting them cement into our thinking gives us every opportunity for success in what we do best in our own "field of play," and provides a baseline that can help launch us to new productive heights in life's endeavors. Just another edge that ignites us to fly high ... and provide the fuel to work smarter, live better, and engage well with ourselves and our world!
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