Winning Matters

One of the really cool things about living in Batavia, IL is the amazing 1st – 8th grade football program our high school football staff has built.

There is a reason that our high school team competes for the state championship just about every season.

Three weeks ago an email went out explaining that my son’s 1st and 2nd grade flag football team did not have a coach so of course I volunteered.

First team meeting what do I do?

I tell them that regardless of what others say and even if we do not keep score at the games……

Winning Matters!

Then I told them the way we would win every practice and every game was this:

  1. Have fun
  2. Work hard
  3. Be great teammates
  4. Exercise good sportsmanship

Winning does matter, progress matters, and so does doing things the right way so you are constantly moving in the right direction.

Clearly defining success and what victory means to you will help drive your resiliency as a leader and the collective resiliency of your team.

Someone asked me the other day what traits I lean into to grow through adversity, and I told them that I have an unrelenting faith that things will work out in the end regardless of the circumstances and at the same time I run to the fight to confront the most brutal facts of my current reality.

How do I do that?

During adversity I focus on:

  • Making a positive and productive impact on my team and the clients I work alongside
  • Having a ‘Get To’ vs. a ‘Got To’ attitude
  • Adversity happens ‘For Us’ vs. ‘To Us’ mindset
  • ‘Being More’ vs. ‘Doing More’

Keep doing great things,

This was originally published as a weekly newsletter from Ed Molitor, with The Molitor Group. If you’d like to receive the weekly newsletter, follow this link to subscribe.


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