Sports and Leadership - Does work always pay off?

Sports means great teaching and many lessons learned can shape how and who you can become, not only as a person but as a professional.

These lessons learned, a way of life more like...

Here is our Top 10:

1. Sport:  It is ok to fall, and critical to get up and repeat all over again and again. Professional life: RESILIENCE - Giving up is not an option.

2. Sport: Optimum conditions are seldom, your desire to win is determined by how much you are capable of outperforming no matter what the environment is. Professional life: FLEXIBILITY to changesSee obstacles as opportunities.

3. Sport: Perform in competition as if you were at training, not getting intimidated by anyone or anything (how many people are great at training but keep losing in competition?). Professional life: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Not getting impressed by anyone, whoever it is and managing well at (high) level of pressure.

4. Sport: Going to a competition with the spirit of participating means you already lost. Professional life: DON’T JUST DO IT, GET IT DONE!

5. Sport: Be good sports and congratulate the winner, no matter how bitter it can be. Professional life: BE HUMBLE AND LEARN - Questioning is key.

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6. Sport: Talent is not everything, consistent and tough training are required to raise the bar. Professional life: LEARNING AS PART OF YOUR ROUTIN- Nurturing yourself regularly and get inspired to think ahead.

7. Sport:  Winning is not because of you only, but for a great part to anyone who has supported you, in those bad and good days.. Winning means shared success. Professional life: TEAM SPIRIT - Also, get to know who your allies are, trust people who trust you.

8. Sport: Winning just doesn’t happen by coincidence: Will and work, work & work do the trick. Professional life: Like my father said, WORK ALWAYS PAYS OFF - Discipline is key.

9. Sport: The one with the best in class gear and/or most fashionable equipment is not necessarily the one who wins. Professional life: DIPLOMA should be ranked last in the evaluation of a professional

10. Sport: There is a time for everything. Consistently remaining at the top is the hardest thing to achieve, not all can. Professional life: Same :-)... COACHING - Your experience means nothing if you don't help and encourage others to develop themselves.

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