In the last couple of hours, social media has been lit with conversations bodering around Mayweather’s win. Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in their welterweight title fight on Saturday, in Las Vegas. Mayweather won the fight in a unanimous point’s decision, with the judges scoring the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 in favour of the American. Jose Mourinho on the other hand, led Chelsea to winning the premier league title, the eight of his managerial career and his third with Chelsea. And no, Mourinho doesn’t deserve Mayweathers’ punch; both men have already received a good dose of lateral punches from pundits on social media.
The Blues have been criticised as “boring” by some supporters. Mayweather, on the other hand has been compared to a defender, owing to the way he briskly evaded punches thrown by pacquaino. Now pause.. What do these two men (Mayweather & Mourinho) have in common? They focus on proven tactics that guarantees success. Maybe not all the time, but most of the time. Their tactics appear commonplace and boring but they get the results. Yes, in the end that is all that matters. Right?
I support Manchester united and sometimes (actually all the time) I smash my phone it breaks my heart when I watch games where we control the pace/ possession and end up losing the game. Mayweather delivered such a tactical masterclass that he didn’t even incur a mark on his face! Haba. I guess it’s safe to say he’s the mourinho of boxing.
Sometimes it’s always about tactics specific to us. Whether we attack winning or defend while winning, what matters is the fact that we’re winning. Just like examinations, some rush into answering the questions and miss it; some others spend time studying the question, then take time to answer right.
These case studies hold valuable lessons both businesses and individuals can learn from. Sometimes, you have to hold back to win. You must not attack all the time. Focus on winning. Figure what works for you and stick with it. It’s about tactics specific to you. It is not enough to get busy, but getting it done right and done effectively. In life, we sure need to learn to land the right punches.
What kinds of situations are you most effective? What factors strengthen—or undermine—your motivation?
One-size-fits-all principles do not work. The strategies that help you excel may not help your colleagues or your friends; what works for your boss or your mentor doesn’t always work for you. Personality matters.
The key is to understand and embrace our unique personality types and leverage them effectively to bring the best out of us.