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What can we learn from the GOAT and Baby GOAT?

Do you learn anything from your favorite athletes?

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, there has been a lot of chatter this week about the matchup of Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes, and rightfully so.  Tom Brady is often considered the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), but I’m here to dub Mahomes as the “Baby GOAT.”  While each of them are at very different points in their careers, we can still take a lot from their actions and implement them ourselves.  This week in the #CJJblog I give you eight things that we can learn from the GOAT and Baby GOAT.  Enjoy.

  • Chip on shoulder.  Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round (199th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft and has used that as motivation his entire career.  Have you been overlooked in the past?
  • For their craft.  You would be hard-pressed to find two other athletes who are as passionate about their work as Brady and Mahomes.  Even at 43-years old and in his 21st NFL season, Brady is as passionate as ever.
  • Commitment to excellence. Tom Brady’s attention to detail is second to none.  He is always looking to get better and improve his game.  Are you committed to excellence in your life?
  • Raise standards. Both for them and their teammates.  The Buccaneers have not even made the playoffs in 13 years, and now here they are in the Super Bowl.  The GOAT holds everyone accountable for their actions and it shows out on the field.
  • Embrace challenges. The Baby GOAT has been very impressive in the playoffs the last couple years.  He already has more playoff comebacks from being down double-digits (4) than anyone in NFL history.  Do you embrace challenges like that?
  • Want to be coached. Both of these guys embrace being coached.  Andy Reid (Chiefs Head Coach) and Mahomes have formed a dynamic duo because the Baby GOAT wants to learn and get better by listening to his coach.
  • Cool under pressure. 1) Lead by example, 2) Don’t make excuses, and 3) Be exceptional at the things you can control.  This is what separates the great ones from the good ones.
  • Exceptional winners. Both Brady and Mahomes will do whatever it takes to win games for their team.  They are always all about winning, no matter the cost.  Are you an exceptional winner?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson did a virtual talk for the Brighton Chamber of Commerce last week.  Check out the video HERE.

Life Tip #36:  What is the biggest room in the world?  The room for improvement.

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