Whether in business, interpersonal relationships or sports, it’s the fundamentals; the basics, that will make or break you in terms of success.
I thought about that this weekend as I watched my Florida Marlins lose their second two-out-of-three game series in a row, first to the Houston Astros, then to the Atlanta Braves. This after completing several very impressive winning series. What was the difference? Yes, the basics.
The Marlins are a young team, and with the lowest payroll in the league. However, they also have some great, great talent. Besides that, they play hard, consistently and they simply don’t give up.
And, they often win…except for when they don’t execute the fundamentals, such as “situational hitting”, bunting, and heads-up base running. (Defensively they rarely hurt themselves.)
When they do the little things right, they win. When they do the little things wrong, they lose. Hmm, maybe the “little things” aren’t so little, in the big scheme of things.
Isn’t this true about the other two areas of life mentioned above, as well?
If you agree, write in and let us know. Feel free to share specific examples.