I know, I am Ron White the memory guy, what do I know about sports? Well I know I don’t have the athletic ability to play! But I have also learned a lot of life lessons from sports and even have a book 22 Success Lessons From Baseball on the topic. However, since I am also the memory expert when I do learn a lesson from sports I promise that I remember it!
Were you one of the 160 million people tuned in for the Superbowl Feb 6, 2011? I was.
The Green Bay Packers were a number six seed and the first NFC six seed to make the Superbowl. What does it mean to be a six seed? It means they almost didn’t even make the playoffs, yet were crowned champions!
I was in San Francisco at the end of the baseball season when the Giants and Padres were battling for first place. The Giants won and made the playoffs but only 2 games separated the Giants from entering the playoffs and sitting at home. Then when they played the Rangers they were under dogs in that series, yet were crowned World Champions!
The lesson I learned – who cares who the favorite it!? Who cares if another business seems to have everything going for it and you are the mom and pop out there!? Who cares! It isn’t about being flashy or the favorite, it is all about performing in CRUNCH time! It is about delivering when the PRESSURE is on!
Billy Joel says, ‘You will come to a place where there are loaded guns in your face and you will have to deal with PRESSURE!’
Odds are if you can perform in crunch time, you can out perform the favorites and that is your Superbowl/World Series lesson.
So there you have it, as sports lesson and life lesson from Ron White a memory guy!