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Extra Points – Instinct

Instinct.

Aaron Curry is a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. Three years ago, he was drafted by the team with the #4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. This week, after 35 games started, he was benched in favor of a rookie taken in the 4th ROUND. Curry has it all. Physically, he’s a beast. He works hard and seems to be a team player. The one thing he lacks according to the experts is instinct. You can have all the talent in the world, but in the National Football League, if you can’t read plays, react quickly, and play with instinct, you’re just another guy.

Instinct is a skill not just required in sports. In business, you must “play” with instinct as well. Your gut feelings, your experiences, and your training will mold your instinct. In the end however, the speed and accuracy of your response and how you deal with challenging situations will ultimately determine whether you’re an All-Star or just another guy or gal.

This week’s quote –“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
– Julia Child

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