As I was thinking about the Big Super Bowl Game this weekend between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants; I began to base my prediction of who’s going to win on a Life and Leadership principle that I try to live by. That principle is to always remain what I call “3C” Cool, Calm & Collected.
I would like to see the Giants upset the Patriots; however I have to go with the Patriots for the victory. That decision is not because the Patriots are 18-0 and potentially the Best NFL team in history, but rather because Mr. “3C” himself Tom Brady is the Quarterback. This guy is so smooth and so “3C” that it affects his teammates and their confidence on every down.
Here are a few names of highly successful sports figures whom all were extremely “3C,” especially in pressure situations:
- Michael Jordan (Undeniably the best basketball player ever)
- Tony Dungy (Super Bowl Champion Colts Coach, new book the Quiet Strength)
- Phil Jackson (One of the best NBA coaches ever; a.k.a. Zen Master)
Some of the best leaders that I have ever been around have the ability in pressure situations to remain “3C.” If our country is in a high pressure situation, I want a President who can remain “3C.” I prefer to work for individuals who can remain “3C.” Think of those arguments at home, those pressure situations, those leadership challenges, those tough decisions…. and how different they would be if we just remained “3C.” I posted a similar blog entry last year entitled “You Don’t Have to Yell and Act Stupid.”
I personally feel that you have nothing to loose and everything to gain when you remain “3C.” So on fourth down and long I am going w/ Mr. “3C” and the Patriots.
Do you think that it’s important to remain “3C?” Have you worked for or around individuals who did or didn’t have the gift of “3C?” Share your thoughts, discuss, game predictions…. chime-in!