In the world of success, whether in sports, business, or even fitness; there’s a great quote that if understood and developed, will help you become great; “How you do anything, is how you do everything.” This ideal is a big part of what our Play to Win Movement encompasses.
You may be wondering; what does this mean? Well, let’s break it down:
How you handle and manage any situation, challenge or task in your life is how you most likely handle all of them.
You MUST understand, that how you do the little things, says EVERYTHING about how you’ll do the big things. This one sentence can help you find success, or let it slip away if not practiced properly.
Ask yourself; how do you perform in practice? How do you do your household chores? Do you make your bed properly? How do you handle criticism? How do you deal with challenges? Do you slack off on the majority of small tasks because you deem them as unimportant ?
You may look at a job you hate, little things in hockey practice, or even a typical task around the house as unimportant to your future and the person you become. You say to yourself “ Does it really matter how well I sweep my floor? Does it really matter how hard I skate on this last drill, it’s not a game anyways.” But here’s the deal:
EVERY ACTION YOU TAKE MATTERS.
If you tackle the small, seemingly unimportant tasks with little to no effort, you’re creating a pattern that you will unknowingly pass on to the other things in your life. You need to look at every single task, as an opportunity to do the absolute BEST job you can. Whether It’s making your bed, sweeping the floor at home, bag skates at practice, or even taping your stick, you need to approach these tasks with a mindset to absolutely dominate them. Do every single task to the BEST of your ability no matter what it is. These habits create a positive mindset to tackle anything with intent and your maximum effort.
Some of you may read this and think “well this is pretty intense and quite extra”. And you’d be right, because becoming great and stepping out of an average life requires an intensity that the majority of people don’t understand until it’s too late. Putting forth your best on the little things is absolutely essential to creating a positive pattern that leads to dominating the big things.
So the next time you decide to half-ass something, remember that great people would never accept anything but there best, and this mindset is essential to ensuring you don’t develop a habit of “slacking” on a task no matter how small or big it is.
Dominate every task or get dominated by life.
Take control and always Play to Win.