When you reach the pinnacle of a profession the difference in the talent level is minimal. Factors other than talent become increasingly important in determining competitive outcomes.
When you step onto your field of battle, carry a mindset that your opponent is playing you, you are not playing them. The competition is talented and so are you.
Rather than concern yourself with what the competition will do, concentrate on what you must do to execute your assignment, task, or mission. This mindset keeps your focus on the variables that you control.
You have no control over the opponent and their battle plan. Maintain concentration, interest, and effort on your immediate task. By doing so you eliminate the distractions of competition; you instead navigate the highs and lows with purpose. You battle and compete to complete your objective under any circumstance.
Whether you are competing on a football field or the battlefield of life or in the business arena, you will oftentimes encounter competition, obstacles or challenges that are extraordinarily powerful. Those obstacles, challenges, and competition have a lot of muscle. You will also face opponents with tremendous speed who are literally a step ahead at every turn.
As you face these challenges, do not be discouraged or tire of giving your best effort. In life and in football, winning takes Heart More Than Muscle and Hustle More Than Speed.
Heart is the emotional aspect of one’s innermost character and courage. Heart is the strength of mind and will in the face of difficulty.
Hustle is a determined and vigorous attempt. It is a strenuous physical and mental exertion on a process. Hustle is also defined as a determined effort by a group of people with a common purpose in a team-related venture.
Success in any endeavor comes from heart more than muscle and hustle more than speed!