I love #sketchnotes, as a way to take information, process it, and distill it down into some essential insights. These are the insights I found interesting from Paul O’Connells book The Battle. Performance in any sphere takes skills, organization, attitude and knowledge, (a model I call SOAK it up) and very often elite athletes or performers in one sphere, can inform another. Paul O’Connell definitely has insights that are interesting, and in multiple areas.
- Consistency, without good habits (the pathways that lead to it), is just a word (Organization and Attitude)
- Show first, then speak – Give it everything you have yourself, then you can ask others the same (Organization and Attitude)
- Your big rocks – when you have a bad day go back to your big rocks, your core skills (Skills, Organization, Attitude and Knowledge)
- Problem solving for yourself, gives confidence, and ownership. Where players solve their own problems they become more confident and commit with higher intensity (Skills, Attitude and Knowledge)
- Train to match intensity, and always look for perfect processes – these are pathways to consistent performance (Skills, Organization, Attitude and Knowledge)
- Win the moment in front of your face – small decisions, consistently made, lead to big results.