So how was your weekend? Were you one of the many that watched one of the football finals?
You had your pick of the bunch this weekend! Aussie Rules, Rugby League and there was even some other form of rugby happening in the UK. In Victoria, we even had a public holiday for the parade of the AFL Grand Final teams the day before the final (I am still not sure why).
No matter which game you may have watched, the look of jubilation and achievement on the victors faces, holding aloft their trophy was pretty cool. They had strived, trained and sacrificed to get to this spot and they deserved the win.
Here’s the thing. That team that came second place, they had also strived, trained and sacrificed. They probably deserved to win just as much.
When you think about it, even the third, fourth and fifth teams had strived, trained and sacrificed.
So while the striving, training and sacrificing are important, it is performing under pressure that counts. Being able to do what you said you would, regardless of your situation.
When is it Finals Time for you? When do you need to perform under pressure and how can you best prepare for it?