“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them. ” Mia Hamm, USA soccer great.
Hamm’s quote reminds us you build on success. You can have a great day, a great month, a great year, but life doesn’t stop. It’s difficult to maintain, because every great success is a combination of circumstances.
We control some of them. Our effort. Our preparation. Our knowledge. Our skill.
But, there are other factors. The weather. The economy. Our competitor’s complacency, poor preparation or bad luck.
We can learn from every victory. We also can learn from every setback
Hamm’s quote reminds us that most people obtain a victory and lose an edge. The great one’s get the most out of every win and use it to win again tomorrow.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.