Not If, But When

Because the Cubs did the inner work, the outer results were just a matter of time.


Cubs win! Don’t care? No prob. But their victory does have something to teach us.

Their success wasn’t based on luck, breaking some magical curse, or even perseverance. There are plenty of bad teams that persevere in being bad.

No, this was intentional. This was planned. This was an almost inevitable byproduct of changes in leadership, changing in staffing, and changes in culture.

John Maxwell was right when he wrote “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” It’s true for athletic teams, for businesses, and for you. When it comes to taking responsibility for your own life, ask these three questions (if you dare):

  1. Am I willing to make the painful but necessary changes required to move from mediocrity to excellence?
  2. Am I willing to surround myself with positive, talented people who will help me grow?
  3. Am I willing to change my mindset and live from a better definition of success?

Because the Cubs did the “inner work”, the outer results were inevitable.

As Hebrews 11 reminds us, sometimes we don’t get our reward until we’re on the other side. And that’s okay. Because in the Kingdom of God, the payoff is never a matter of if, but when.

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