Good morning, ladies and gentlemen!
In the last moments before pre game concludes, part of the focus is on execution. By this point, I’ve already evaluated the last game. I’ve watched film, and in my head I’ve replayed my own performance over and over throughout the week. We’ve had practice, so we’ve already addressed concerns and made what we feel are the necessary adjustments. We’ve also implemented a plan of execution for this game, and in these moments, that’s what I want to make sure I am prepared to do; execute the prepared plan of action.
We can do all of the envisioning we want, but if we’re not prepared to execute the plan action that places me in positions to make great plays, then the opportunities do not arise. Throughout the month, as we prepare to make 2014 a GREAT year, must spend time developing and reviewing a plan of execution. One of the things that I’ve learned over the last few years is that a very detailed plan of action is tremendously beneficial, EVEN IF you are more of a relaxed, take it all in stride, type of person. Flexibility is a very valuable trait. But planning provides a point of reference, a guide, and an understanding of where we should be, when things go nuts.
Athletes and coaches all know that if we don’t execute we rarely win. There are no perfect games, and we rarely execute 100% of everything that we want to do. But when we focus on executing our game plan – even when things do not go as planned – we find positive results more often than not. It also helps us to start the game off on the right foot. Trying to come up with a game plan in the middle of the game, or to completely change our plan in the middle of the game is usually a recipe for disaster. What’s your game plan for 2014? How are you going to approach the first and second quarters of the year? Early execution makes closing out the game a lot easier.
Make it a GREAT day!