Summary of “Here’s the Strategy Elite Athletes Follow to Perform at the Highest Level”

“Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you needed to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand.”It’s this message that’s been internalized by his players and his teams - which together have four national championships in an eight-year span, one Mid-American Conference championship, have been crowned SEC champions 15 times and Saban has received multiple coaching awards.
In the chaos of sport, as in life, process provides a way.
Saban’s process is exclusively this - existing in the present, taking it one step at a time, not getting distracted by anything else.
As Heraclitus observed, “Under the comb, the tangle and the straight path are the same.” That’s what the process is.
The process is order, it keeps our perceptions in check and our actions in sync.
With our business rivals, we rack our brains to think of some mind-blowing new product that will make them irrelevant, and, in the process, we take our eye off the ball.
The process is the voice that demands we take responsibility and ownership.
The process is about doing the right things, right now.

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