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The Game Is Bigger than the Play

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In every basketball game, the winning team experiences:

  • Missed shots
  • Bad fouls
  • Lapses on defense
  • Turnovers on offense
  • Objectionable calls made against their team by the referee
  • Negative reactions from the crowd
  • Heated disagreements or frustrating moments of miscommunication between teammates

The moral: you don’t need every single play to go your way in order to control the tempo, execute your strategy, weather the storms, adapt to the challenges of the moment, and dial it in when it matters most.

To play the game, you have to remember that the game is bigger than the play.

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  1. Makes me think of George Washington’s 7 year war for independence. Against the best military in the world — the British. (They thought this war would be over in 3-4 months.) Outgunned. Outfinanced. Outnumbered. He lost the first 4 battles, but won the war. A new chapter in mankind’s history would begin.

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