How many times have you turned off a game or event at halftime - only to find out later that your team rallied and ended up winning the game?
Each year there are games that *seem* decided at halftime, only to have a completely different second half. Most recently, the 2017 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, who trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 in the NFL's championship game, only to rally and pull off a historic 34-28 victory to hoist the Lombardi Trophy as the game's best.
Contrary to what many fans believe, the game isn't over at halftime when the teams head into the locker room. Many times, it's just beginning.
The same change at halftime can happen in life too. Here's how to make sure you write a strong second half no matter how the first half has gone.
In 2014, I attended theStoryline Conference hosted by best-selling authorDonald Miller. The three-day event was billed as a workshop to “help you plan a meaningful life.” Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years quite literally changed my life. It was during the reading of that book that I was finally pushed over the edge to set a course and run full speed ahead with Compete Every Day.
The three-day conference's curriculum helps you evaluate your story (aka, your life), how it is being told, what the true theme is, and how to redeem any negative turns in the story for a higher purpose. In other words, what is your life telling others about who you are, what you stand for, and what you truly believe.
And if it's not in line with what you want it to tell others, how do you correct the path you're on?
How often have you heard the phrase prior to a competition or in regards to a work assignment to "just do your best?"
It's almost society's default "good luck" for any athlete prior to a match. We believe that by reminding someone to do their best, that they'll suddenly flip a switch and leave it all out there on the field. Our words influence their final efforts, and without them, they may forget and hold something back.
In her book Succeed, Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson dives into why many people fail to reach their goals - and most importantly, what her research has shown that can help you avoid the fate of "many people" by actually accomplishing what you set out to.