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Extra Points: Tip of the Ball

Dan Weedin Unleashed-40This Week’s Focus Point: Tip of the Ball

I recently watched a documentary on Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver, Steve Largent. Largent is one of my all-time favorites and I enjoyed learning more about him. One thing that caught my attention was how he used a lesson from skeet shooting to become a better pass catcher. He recalled being taught to aim at the tip of the skeet when firing because you needed the bullet to go where the skeet was going, not where it was. Largent took that concept to the football field. Instead of keeping his eyes on the ball, he focused on the tip of the ball. In other words, where the ball was going rather than where it was.

Where are you going in 2016?

You can use this same concept in your own business and life. Your focus today – your daily activities, behavior, and mindset – should be on what you want to do one year from now. What kind of clients do you want to have? What new skills do you want to gain? How will your employees and company culture be better?

Bottom line – if your focus is on the ball (what you’re doing today) then you will miss the target a year from now. Life is too volatile. You must be intentional in your goals by doing the things today to achieve what you desire in 12 months. Be bold, be nimble, and be focused on the tip of the ball.

Quote of the Week:
“That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.”
~ Marcus Aurelius (famed Roman soldier)

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