The next game is a big one

Of course, so is the one after that. And the one after that too.

Every once in a while, we have the thrilling equivalent of a cup final in our professional lives – a big review, an important presentation, and so on.

But, for most of the rest of the time, we’re playing in a league where we score points by showing up every day with hunger, thoughtfulness and a desire to learn and grow. Just as competitive leagues don’t give us extra points for playing a tough team, life appreciates consistent effort – regardless of the events planned for the day.

The difference between the good teams and the great teams is that the good teams put in their best for a few big games in the season while the great teams show up assuming every game is a big game.

And so it is.