3 Lessons from Tebow to Non-Targets
He comes from a non-target. He throws like a monkey. He is too bulky, and not “pro-style” enough. But, especially after tonight’s win, everyone is doing it. From Dwight Howard to tourists outside the Taj Mahal, people around the globe are Tebowing.
Although I personally have a Floridian, Hill Billy affinity for the man, perhaps it’s time to add a little Tebow to your swag. Religion aside, here is three lessons we can all learn from the Messiah-esq quarterback:
1) Sometimes you just have to put your head down, drop your shoulders, and plow forward.
More and more, I’ve come to realize that breaking into investment banking, private equity, or hedge funds is not about being a Manning. I often hear sob stories all over the forums. Some of us did not think to try hard enough in high school, or underachieved on the SAT. Guess what, for every crybaby I’ve come across, there has been an alternate success story embodied by hard work and perseverance.
2) Leadership is more about confidence than being a Big Swinging Dick
It is no secret that Tebow publically cries. Publically, he’s also a. Yet, when he walks on that field, not one teammate doubts him. Most importantly, he does not doubt himself. So, next time you want to anxiously throw up right before your interview, please realize that people are watching you. Although you might be a total wuss at heart, just know that at some point, you will need a damn good game face to lead.
3) In the end, a W is all that counts
Yes, the games Tebow leads are undoubtedly ugly. Sometimes his passes hit the ground, and, like tonight, sometimes he can go three whole quarters without a score. But at the end of the day, the Broncos are 8-5 and 7-1 with Tebow as a starter. In the NFL and in real life, results speak volumes. So while you might have to work the occasional 100+ hour week, just know that, one day, you will be set to retire before your kids start Little League. That, my friends, is winning.