As a Canadian, I was sad to see the Vancouver Canucks lose in the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins. My heart was with Vancouver, but somehow my head was telling me it would be Boston.
Nonetheless, I still managed to find a silver lining in the loss, and take away some key learning. Here are the top 10 things I learned from the series, which can be applied to all facets of life and business:
- consistency is critical
- momentum gives a great advantage, even when you’re not on home turf
- having an enemy gives you focus and motivation – the power of passion
- when you’re good you’re always the target of your competition
- you’ve got to show up and play to win
- it takes a whole team to win, not just star players
- size does matter
- confidence breeds success
- expect the unexpected
- it’s not over until it’s over
Oh and…Hell hath no fury like a Canuck fan scorned (sadly).
What did you learn, or are you still lamenting the loss and not able to look beyond that?!?!?