The great Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt, passed away this week. She will go down in history as one of the greatest coaches of any sport at any level.
In Pat Summitt’s book, “Reach for the Summitt,” she states, “Here’s how I’m going to beat you: I’m going to outwork you.”
I put myself and some of my business teammates into the category of we will outwork you.
I don’t think there’s any greater attribute that one can have than the will to outwork their fellow man/woman.
For those of us who have that mindset, we can point to person after person who had more talent, but we ate their lunch in the game of life, business and leadership. We’ve passed them on the stairway to success time and time again.
I’m seeing fewer and fewer people willing to carry the mantle of “I’ll outwork you.”
It’s getting easier and easier to outwork some of the workers of today.
Maybe we should just hand them a “participation trophy” and send them home. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs