Both teams thought they had a solid plan for the Super Bowl game last night, but it became obvious very early on that only one team had a great plan. The other did not and the outcome clearly reflected that.
What worked for one team in a previous contest was tried again with little adjustment. The other team had an entirely new plan, taking into consideration where they were at that day and where the other team was as well. One planned well, the other did not.
Talent of specific positions, or a lack thereof was part of one plan and not of the others. Weaknesses were exposed by one plan and the other failed to discover weaknesses, continually playing out their plan into the strengths of the other.
A winning plan from the start became obvious for one team and the lesser planned players began to falter in their ability to push back. They never quit, they were just out-planned and they came to know that.
It is just as important that you work to develop a winning plan for your life and your work. Not for a single competitive event, but for the planned success for what you will learn, what you will contribute your efforts to and for the impact you chose to generate in your time.
“Our goals can be reached through a vehicle of plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” — Pablo Picasso —