Our greatest obstacles in life are created by people who try to put limitations on us.
We hear so much today about how someone can't finish. A soccer team has forwards who 'can't finish,' a student spends two weeks writing a report but then 'can't finish,' someone losing weight can't get rid of that extra five pounds, so she 'can't finish.' Wrapping things up, sealing the deal, and finishing the project are not easy things to do. It takes a special effort, special heart, and desire to get through those last few minutes or days to reach your goal. Good teams and good leaders learn how to finish; it is an acquired skill driven by a true passion to succeed.
Sure it's how you play the game, but winning the game is a heck of a lot nicer than losing. Winning gives you energy. Winning on Sunday makes coming into the office Monday morning something you can't do fast enough. You want to look at the tape; you want to see your guys. They're there early, too, lifting weights, working out. You can see they're walking a little lighter on their toes. Winning makes everything better. You've got joy in your heart; you've got some pride again. You go to the restaurant, and you don't ask for the takeout anymore or sit in the back. The meal tastes a little bit better; your wife all of a sudden becomes better looking. You pet the dog rather than trying to kick the dog. Once you get a taste of winning-at anything-nothing else will do.