I love March Madness. Actually, that’s not true… I can hardly even watch a whole game.
There’s just too many lead-changes for my heart to handle the NCAA roller coaster. I usually flip back and forth between other games and TV shows, and only tune back in for the last couple minutes at the end.
And even then, each time I turn the game back on and there’s just a few minutes left, I’m always amazed by how much the score changes in such a short amount of time. Of course, one “game minute” is never just one “real minute”… it’s a lot longer than that. And that’s the part that really intrigues me.
Every person out on the court is so focused and intentional with every split second on the clock. They know each decision and action could win or lose the game. As a fan, you know that too. And that’s why you find yourself yelling at the TV to shoot, pass, foul, or call a time-out, right?!
So what do you think someone would yell at the TV if they were watching you work? Would they see that you value your time as much as you want your favorite team to value theirs?
Ironically, many of us have higher expectations for other people than we do for ourselves. We expect that employees and contractors be productive with their time… turning in consistent, quality, hard work. Yet, when we don’t measure up to our own standards, we often accept it .
What would you change today if millions of people were tuning in live to watch you work?
Do that… you’ll probably win.