Well, I remember a match in the National 18-And-Under Grass Court Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (I know its weird, but there really was a grass court tennis club in the middle of Tuscaloosa, Alabama) in 1979.
My chance was gone. My opponent came back and won the match and in fact advanced all the way to the finals. I could have been playing for a national championship!
What if? What if my shot had been an inch higher? What if I’d won? What if I’d been the one in the finals instead of him? What if, what if, what if?
Some leaders spend a lot of time on the “what ifs”? What if I’d made a different decision? What if I was in a different place?
Good leaders, however, move from what if to now what? We can analyze our mistakes so much that we fail to take action to correct them. I’m more of a “what if-fer.”
I’m going to start moving to the now what.
Because I’d like to give those grass courts another chance.