Joe Maddon’s Spring Training Plan for Greatness
Fans are saying that the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year-long curse last night by finally winning the World Series. Manager Joe Maddon knows it was more than luck, he's had it planned since spring training.
Take a look at what Maddon had on the white board during training:
Here's a little more detail on what he'd written. A lot of Maddon's points can be used in more areas than just sports.
- Embrace the Target. Maddon knows that his team is a target for their opponents and wanted them to embrace it to relieve the pressure.
- We All Have to Set Aside Our Personal Agendas. Players have to be flexible, the team's goals should be above their own objectives.
- All Do Our Jobs. Each individual should accept their role with a great attitude to make the team stronger.
- Know We Are Not Perfect. Mistakes happen and nobody is perfect. Embrace the failures, playing it safe could leave to mediocrity.
- We Are Our Own Little Planet and Rotate Around Same Goal. A single goal with each individual truly accepting it as their own goal, solves a lot of problems.
- Do Simple Better. Reduce the game to its essence, make it easy to have fun. Thinking too much will make you tense and performance will suffer.
- The Process Is Fearless. The Process lacks emotion, is the moment, is the mental anchor, and simplifies the task. In other words: Don’t think. Play.
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