Position is everything. In the world of an athlete, your position is key in playing the game, but a well-trained position is the key to winning the game. If you’re clear of your position, you know exactly how best for a great performance.
In life, we must also know our position and how to train and play that position to the best of our abilities.
For success, the first step is to know your position then to go through relentless training and then take actions that lead to results.
Most of us achieve or fall short of one of three positions:
Prepared, trained and
- Play the game and win
- Fearful and don’t play the game.
Not prepared, nor trained and therefore
- Can’t take advantage of winning the game.
Most of us make a conscious effort to play and win the game or acknowledge that we are not prepared, nor trained and therefore cannot take advantage of winning the game.
A few examples:
Say the opportunity to invest in real estate arises but you are over extended and cannot acquire a loan. You would not be able to take advantage of the deal which would fall into the category of not being prepared, therefore you cannot take advantage of winning the game of investing in real estate. On the other hand, if you had done your due diligence, acquired pre-approval and found the right property, you would be closing on the deal and reaping the benefits of real estate being a part of your financial portfolio.
Pretty obvious what position you’re in above, however, let’s focus on the prepared, trained fearful and not playing the game position. Now before I go into the explanation, there “are” in fact some opportunities that are not worthy of you and/or not in your best interest.
I want to tickle your intellect to consider the opportunities you pass up because you are ultimately afraid of what it might require of you to win the game.
For example, when an athlete is training some of it might be tortuous, long, exhausting, require a mind over matter attitude and relentless commitment. In the long run, it makes them the best of the best and allows them to win.
In this case, rather than take full advantage of your position and win, you’ll stop yourself from the absolute best win of your life! You will internalize declarations like “it’s not just for me” or “it’s not my time” or “it’s not God’s will”. Those declarations stop you cold, yet you believe they are “true”.
I invite you to consider that maybe it’s not that it was not for you, but you weren’t willing to overcome, the pain of delay, the fear of failure, success, being judged, not knowing how, and/or never having done it before amongst othering debilitating dialogue. The fact of the matter is you ARE in position, and you “can” have it, if you’re willing to take advantage of your position. The only thing you have to do is take the leap and do it!
The universe is always submitting opportunities. If you don’t take advantage of them, someone who is prepared, trained and ready will. Don’t let someone else have your position. If you’re not prepared, get prepared. If you’re not trained, get trained and go get yours. It’s there waiting on YOU to be in position for the taking!
Your position is key to playing the game, but being well-trained in a position and playing the position is the key to winning the game
Let’s have all that we’re destined, shall we?
Lisa Thomas is the CEO of The P3 Group, Inc. and The P3 Group International, LLC, publisher of The P3 Power Boost Online Magazine, host of The P3 Power Boost Radio Show, and President of the Board of Directors of NetWorth. She is a 20-year veteran in the business, executive leadership and performance coaching/consulting. She has worked extensively with corporate call centers, executives and small business enterprises. She’s been a featured columnist and business strategist on Affiliate NPR, WFDD, The Cary News, Fox 8 and numerous NBC affiliate stations.
Lisa is best known for her business and leadership acumen and is widely recognized her ability to develop leaders to be more effective. Lisa is also a sought-after keynote speaker on various topics women in leadership face. She generously donates her time and expertise to a number of organizations and worthy causes, including NetWorth, the Business Succession Forum Network, and the Hazel B. Neal Foundation, for which she recently was recognized with the woman of Power, Purpose and Vision award. In her downtime, she can be found practicing yoga, cycling, swimming, reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.