Even if you’re not a sports fanatic, you likely know a few fundamentals about football. For starters, when your team has the ball, they’re on offense. When they don’t have the ball, they’re on defense. Most of us also know that when our team makes it to the endzone it results in a touchdown. But what about the huddle?
From the outside, it may seem that the players just gather together to briefly discuss strategy then breakout. However, I recently learned that each player has a specific place in the huddle. Coaches reason that standing in the right position is key to success.
Imagine what would happen if one player refused to stand where he should because it was uncomfortable or he just didn’t like the men to his right and left. The overall result would be chaotic and disorganized.
Such is life. Each of us is assigned our own spot. Rather than bucking against your current position or wishing to switch places with someone else, decide to focus on being your best right where you are.
HUT, HUT, HIKE!
We are individually created with our own strengths. Everyone has a particular role. Nothing works unless each of us we are comfortable standing in our designated spot.
Hoping for someone else’s strengths frustrates our process and hinders traction. Instead, form authentic connections with those who are a good fit for your huddle. Work with them rather than trying so hard to take their spot or switch positions.
Challenge yourself to take on the mentality that when someone next to you wins, you win. Consciously form partnerships with those who have talents which compliment your own. You’ll ultimately find that having the right people surrounding you makes a killer team.