An NFL Running Back has less than one second to determine the best route for him to run. In this split second of chaos he must hastily choose a plan of action. He takes it all in, 11 men on the opposing side are trying their best to stop him. Even though he has 10 other men on his side, the running backs decision making and effort will make or break the play.
I was watching highlights of some of my favorite runners the other day, the legends of the game such as Barry Sanders, Leveon Bell, Jamal Lewis, Marshawn Lynch, etc. And I realized in all of their dazzling array of skills, there are a few lessons to be learned from them about how we approach our life and career.
Make Decisive and Determined Actions
In conclusion, the main skill we can take from a runner is that he is adaptable, and shockingly fast at his adaptation. He has no time for error and executes his move without hesitation. Obstacles are the norm for a running back. They go over them, through them, past them. Keep the running back in mind next time you find yourself faced with a difficult problem in your life or career. Remember to trust your instinct, always keep moving and fighting, make decisions and act on them relentlessly.
Jonathan King, Co-founder