Run it back
This phrase is typically used to say you want a rematch with the same team. Recently I’ve been hearing athletes use this phrase while practicing. There was an Instagram post of Tom Brady using this exact phrase as the caption of a picture of him working out with his receivers.
It got me thinking about using this type of mentality in other aspects of your life. We should be running it back when we’re working on our next speech, leading our team, or developing a new business or product. It’s time to break the stereotype that everything needs to be perfect the first time. Athletes know this to be true. Tom Brady and Lebron James weren’t great at their first practice. We shouldn’t be expect to be great for the first attempt at a speech or writing. It’s not about the first attempt. It’s about improving.
That’s the goal of this blog. It’s not about perfection. It’s about improving every day.