Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How limited Olympic roster space can teach you about priorities

There's only 25 roster spots on the Canadian Olympic Hockey team.
Some picks are easy, some are hard. Unless you bring home the hardware you'll be second guessed forever.
Picking someone means not picking someone else, in the service of putting the best possible team on the ice.
There are lots of options, but when it's time to select the final roster tough calls have to be made.
The same thing goes for the hours in the day. Sleeping is like picking your goalies. If you neglect your health, the rest of your team suffers.
Your work life is like picking forwards. Revenue. As revenue increases, the better chance you have of achieving your goals.
Your home life is like picking defensemen. Spend less than you make and you'll thrive. Otherwise? Bad news.
Then there's you. The GM. The Head Coach. The Trainer and the Waterboy. You get to pick your forwards: how you make your living. You get to pick your defence: how you structure your life. You get to pick how much and how well you sleep and take care of your body.
Only pick the best. Forget the rest. Your daily roster time is limited.
So bring home the gold or the guilt. It's up to you.

You'll be second guessing your choices as soon as you make them. Don't let that paralyze you. Pick the combination of activities that's most likely to achieve your goals. Then perform.

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