There Is No I In Sucks Or Lose

I have a question for you. How many minutes are in a basketball game?

A lot of you probably said 48 minutes are in a full NBA basketball game, but you’re wrong. You forgot the most important part…halftime.

This may be the most crucial aspect to any game. Halftime is a reflection of your progress in the game and your opportunity to make adjustments.

While there’s no "I" in team, there are two "I's" in winning. Your individual contributions can help the overall outcome for your team's goal.

Just like in any family, you have to forget the idea of, “me," and instead focus on, "we."

One story that emphasizes the importance of a team coming together is Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

In one of the most unpredictable games in history, the last game of the year made its way to the 10th inning. Two cities who were both starved for a championship for over 50 years. Some rain passed through the area and there was a weather delay.

The Cubs called a team meeting in the weight room, led by right fielder Jason Heyward.

It was an unexpected demonstration of leadership from a player who lacked in production after receiving one of the largest contracts in history. 

“We’re the best team in baseball, and we’re the best team in baseball for a reason, and now we’re going to show it," said Heyward.

The impromptu meeting allowed the team an opportunity to regroup. Of course, when played resumed, the Cubs would go on to win the World Series.

The lesson? There's no pause button. Even if the clock isn't ticking, or the pitcher's toes aren't on the rubber, the game never stops.


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