By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you stay the course against the odds. Reading time: 3:12
Anything is possible. At least that’s the message I like to tell myself every spring with the baseball season opener.
Indeed all leaders need to periodically go out of their way to figuratively smell the freshly cut grass of their own version of a baseball diamond that seemingly exhilarates with a sense of renewal, a sense of rejuvenation, a sense that anything is possible.
Recall the 2004 Boston Red Sox, losing their first three games and on the brink of elimination in the best of seven games series, battled back to win the American League Championship Series over the New York Yankees — the same Yankees that had beaten them 19-8 in the third game of that series.
Boston had to fight into extra innings in two of their four victories in this series against the 26-time World Series Champion New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox would go on to win their first World Series Championship in 86 years– since 1918. Anything is possible.
Pro football’s history too is filled with great come-from-behind victories. The Buffalo Bills battled back from a 35-3 deficit in the third quarter to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in the National Football League’s all-time come-from-behind victory.
And the Chicago Bears won the NFL Championship in 1940 over the Washington Redskins, 73-0, in the most one-sided victory ever in the NFL. Just three weeks before the Washington Redskins beat the Chicago Bears, 7-3, in a regular season game. Anything is possible. Continue reading