2)Lombardi believed that you should always think big picture.He used this belief by completely putting all of his time to his teams. He eliminated all outside distractions and focused on his goals. The big picture for Lombardi was winning football games. He believed that the big picture could possibly change, but it “could not be affected by minor setbacks” (Lombardi, 2005, p. 22). Lombardi stated that in order to keep your big picture as your top priority you had to “link your goals to your vision, change with the competitive environment, and you can not be swayed by minor setbacks” (Lombardi, 2005, p. 20-21). Linking your goals to your vision means that everyone of your goals will lead to your overall mission. Changing with the competitive environment means that you have to have the ability to adapt to difficult situations. Also, not being swayed by minor setbacks means that you have to keep pushing towards your goals and remain thinking big picture even if you come across minor problems.
4THE LOMBARDI RULESLombardi believed that if everyone thought big picture then the mission would eventually be completed. Lombardi’s belief of the idea that you should always think big picture stood out to me because it made me realize that the little problems that I come across in my life can not change my mindset from looking towards the main objective that I want to accomplish. This belief of his showed me that I have to remain focused on whatever it is I am trying to accomplish, and if I want it badly enough I will devote all of my efforts towards my bigpicture goal.I will implement Lombardi’s belief of always thinking about the big picture goal into my life by not getting discouraged if I make a bad grade on a test in school. My big picture goal is to get my degree. In order to do this, I can not let the minor setbacks of failing one test cause me to lose sight of my big picture goal. I have to remain focused on my big picture goal of obtaining my degree and to keep dedicating all of my efforts to achieving my goal.3)Lombardi believed that sacrifice led to success.Lombardi used this belief by not allowing his players to go to the training room for only minor injuries. He believed that football required you to sacrifice your body for the team. Lombardi made his players go out an practice when they did not want to for hours. This mentality of being willing to sacrifice eventually led to an enormous amount of success for his team. Lombardi’s belief that sacrifice led to success stood out to me because it made me realize that I need to trust the process and continue to do the little things. It showed me that the extra hours when I may not want to be in the library, the office, or the field really do pay off in the log run.
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