Life is a Game of Inches

Life is a game of inches. It is what you do, daily, that makes all the difference.


Are you not accomplishing your goals?
Are you frustrated with your business or your career?


Show me what you do on a daily basis & I will show you where you will be in 2-5 years from now. Success is doing the best you can with what you’ve got where you are.     You are either taking action that is helping you get closer to your goals or NOT taking action which means you are simply staying further away.  It is a daily decision that determines your success.  Making the decision is the hard part.  The easy part is managing that decision, daily, with a good dose of consistent, positive-focused mental energy & action.


As Al Pacino states in Any Given Sunday…

“You know when you get old in life
things get taken from you.
That’s, that’s part of life.
you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
I mean
one half step too late or to early
you don’t quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don’t quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that’s going to make the f****g difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.

I’ll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.

Now I can’t make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy
who will sacrifice himself for this team
because he knows when it comes down to it,
you are gonna do the same thing for him.

That’s a team, gentlemen
and either we heal now, as a team,
or we will die as individuals.
That’s football guys.
That’s all it is.
Now, whattaya gonna do?”

Every day, you are either taking small steps to get closer to your goals or further away. It is your CHOICE.  What will your daily “inches” amount to?

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