Assemble your success

I did not play soccer or football in my younger days. I played rugby. Here’s why. When I caught the ball, fourteen big guys backed me up. If I fumbled a pass or missed a tackle, they stepped in.

Having those fourteen guys behind me made it easier for me to take the gaps that could score the try that could win the game. They gave me the confidence I needed to take the risks to succeed.

I have not heard of a rugby player having a heart attack during a game, but it seems to happen in golf. In golf, you’re on your own. The stress is yours alone. Nobody shares it, nobody backs you up.

Don’t try for success on your own. It increases your stress and decreases your tolerance for taking creative risks. Be sensible. Get help.

Assemble a team of experienced players. Then pick their brains (and use their muscle).