Not quite. Determination and a well executed game will win. I just watched the Blues win the Stanley Cup against the Bruins. Were they determined? After 52 years, you bet they were! But it wasn’t only determination that won the cup. The seventh game was one of the best defensive games I have seen in many years. The Bruins only managed one goal to the Blues four. A well executed game!
Whether sports, business or love, while determination is key, you must have a well executed game plan. You need to know who you are up against. In sports you watch their games, employ videos to rerun their plays over and over. You develop strategies to counter their plays.
In business you research the competition. Who are they? What can you do differently? Who is my target market? What is my potential geographic market? Then you keep your business plan updated, dancing to the numbers and making the necessary adjustments to the living document.
In love, you find the common ground in your interests, accepting as they are, not what you would like them to be. If you find you are drawn to them and don’t want to be away from them, you may have found the one. You need to offer your authentic self in the execution of the courtship.
In all these cases determination definitely played a part in it. If you have no will for the win, you will not achieve the goal. Without ‘seeing’ the prize, it is difficult to win the cup. If you are in business, you need to see past the bumps in the road and be confident that there are answers to the problems. In love, you need to know who you are, your values, and who you want to share your life with.
Be determined, but also play the game well!
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