Appreciating the Need for Prep
Great teams appreciate the need for proper preparation. They can accurately assess the situation as well as their own ability to execute in that situation. Ordinary teams skip a lot of the preparation that is required for several reasons. Hubris is a major cause for lack of prep because the team thinks they are better than they are. Naïveté is another cause for a lack of preparation because the team doesn’t know what it doesn’t know. The better the team, the better the prep. When great teams see another great team making preparation look easy, they appreciate it because they know the preparation required to make it look so easy. Ordinary teams see the same performance and wonder why their life isn’t so easy because they have no idea about the level of preparation required.