“Showing up” is a term that is sometimes used in sports when a player performs well, has an exceptional game, or makes ESPN’s top ten plays. In reality, it doesn’t actually mean what it says.
Anybody can “show up.” People show up every day. Sometimes you wonder why they even bothered to show up.
Showing up and performing, excelling, kicking butt and taking names is a whole different kettle of fish.
Great players and great leaders “show up” every day for every play. The great ones don’t pick and choose which day or which game that they intend to excel in. It’s ingrained in their DNA to “show up.”
They don’t say to themselves, “Hey, I like this day, I think I’ll show up.” They say, “I’m here, let’s get on with it.”
Of course they have days when they don’t feel like giving 110%, but they dig in, they grind it out, they push through the mess and they make it happen.
If you’ve not been showing up, maybe it’s time you did. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs