Recently, the Indian Cricket Team currently touring England performed dismally in the test matches. After drawing the first test match and winning the second, the performance of the team in the next three test matches drastically declined and the team lost to England 1-3. The teams morale was down in the dumps. A lot of analysis was being done by the media to identify the cause for such a poor performance.
Dr. Rudi V. Webster, famous sports psychologist and author of book entitled “Think Like A Champion” offered an advise, published by The Times of India on 24 August 2014, to the Indian Team to do soul searching as to why the team performed so poorly and what needs to be done to come out of such a slump. He offered the following six questions that the Indian team must ask and answer honestly to come out of this difficult situation:-
What do we want to achieve and become and why?
What standards should we aim for?
What do we stand for and believe in?
What are our most important values and priorities?
What is our action plan?
What are the bad habits, limiting beliefs and negative thinking that will hold us back?
I thought of sharing these powerful questions with you simply because these are not only applicable to the Indian Cricket Team but also to any team working in organizations. Soul searching using these questions and answering them honestly and thoroughly can bring out as to what ails the team and why it is not able to achieve its objectives. Once we are aware as to what ails us, we can take appropriate corrective action to come out as a winner.
“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal,” with these words of Rudi Webster, I sign off this blog-post stating that failures are like the stepping stones for success and must be taken in our strides with self-belief, self-discipline and self-confidence, to emerge victorious.