Character, selflessness and focus
are the reasons
that the Pittsburgh Steelers are Super Bowl Champions.
“…The standard is the standard. We don’t choose to point fingers. We
stay humble in times of excellence, and achievements individually are part of a team. By the same token we don’t point the fingers as members of the team. The issue has been, is and hopefully will continue to be winning in this game indefinitely for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s where the focus is. We care less how others may judge portions of our football team or portions of our football game and are more concerned about the final outcome, which is having one more point than our opponent…”
The top ten hitters in Major League Baseball today have batting averages between .310 and .345. They also have to average about three times at bat per game. That means that the best of the best players (at bat) of our National pastime are successful at bat around 30% of the time, AND, they get a hit slightly less than once per game, on average. It’s also said that a great hitter can slow down the ball in his mind, sometimes able to see the stitching on the ball, and therefore, the ball’s rotation. Wow! Now that’s great vision!
Acting out of principle day-to-day takes the vision to see the outcome before you get there. Often the better road is the harder one. The best of the best are still “failing” at the plate most of the time they’re there. You have to visualize and you have to get up to bat.
I have had a number of recent reminders about the importance of being able to visualize your future. Seeing where you are going in your imagination, FIRST, creates the belief that you will get there.
It’s harder than it sounds isn’t it? You have to force yourself to schedule time to do just that – dream – create the picture in your mind and connect your dream to what you do.