This week was state cross country, so it hardly seems fair to say that slow and steady wins the race. But more times than not, when looking at a situation over time, slow and steady wins the race.
Cross country student athletes have been running for months to prepare for that race.
Marching bands have been waking up at the crack of dawn to practice since summer.
Our students have been putting in the time to prepare and our coaches and directors have been putting in the work to help them grow. So many fall activities are reaching their peak right now. As we watch the final moments, it’s easy to forget the work that went into the moment.
That’s what I took from the Husker win this week. After the first game, we’ll technically after the second game, I blogged about hoping the coach and the student athletes would stay Calm in a Crisis.
We live in a state that takes its college football seriously. I can only imagine the pressure the team feels every year. But the only way to win is to take it slow and steady. One practice at a time. One lesson at a time. One moment at a time. That’s how you change a culture.
There is a powerful lesson in that for us as leaders. Vision becomes reality slowly. It takes calm, consistent focus.
Pause long enough to recognize where you are on your own journey. It’s true that a journey of a thousand miles behind with a single step. Each one of those steps matters.