PRODUCTIVITY: Play the Point, Not the Score

http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2009/02/play-the-point-not-the-score.html

Play the Point, Not the Score

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Brad Gilbert – a great tennis player (and coach) in his own right – was one of the announcers for the finals. He annoyed me at first with his whispery affect until I realized that he was courtside. He completed redeemed himself when he uttered the line of the tournament: “Nadal is so incredible because he plays the point, not the score.”

Ponder that – Play the point, not the score.

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This is such a powerful metaphor for business (and life). Play the point, not the score. Down 4-1? Doesn’t matter – play the point. Just had someone quit on you. Doesn’t matter, play the point. Fell short of plan for the month of January – doesn’t matter – play the point. Just had a big deal go off the rails? Doesn’t matter – play the point.

When you are in the game, play the point. Play every point. Regardless of the score.

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Seems so simple. But, then most great ideas are.

The problem is that we are always in some game or another.

When does one pull out of the game and take stock. Assess where you are in life.

Like the famous Drew Carey quip … in his series Whose Line Is It … “and, the points don’t matter”

Hmmm?

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GUNS: Another victim of a gooferment “order of protection”!

http://www.buffalonews.com/437/story/578644.html

The Buffalo News
Muzzammil Hassan, right, founder of Bridges TV, is charged with murder in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left, in Orchard Park.
Updated: 02/13/09 09:54 PM
Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife
By Gene Warner News Staff Reporter

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Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday. Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

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“She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday the 6th [of February],” Benz said.

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I repeat my plea to give these poor women a pistol, some lessons, and deputize them. Pieces of paper and laws don’t protect anyone!

Argh!

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