What Can Cricket Teach You About Life?
Cricket is an incredible game. In fact, it’s more than a game and is a microcosm of life. The game teaches us lessons that help us prepare
for life’s challenges. Let’s examine some of these things:
- Team Game - you can achieve so much more when you work together as a team.
- Leadership - to succeed you need good leaders – look, listen and learn from them.
- Passion - is infectious and binds a team together.
- Education - every game is different and you’ll learn something by watching others including your competitors.
- Complacency - there’s no place for it! Never underestimate your competition.
Prepare - have a game plan because failing to plan is planning to fail. A new bowler is a new challenge. Be prepared for the unexpected.
Stay Calm - the game of cricket (and life) is full of pressure moments. Stay calm and execute your skills. When everyone else is losing
their head, keep yours.
- Consistent practice produces consistent performances. Work on your weaknesses.
Hard Work produces results. The harder you work, the luckier you get. Skill will only get you so far so make sacrifices and reap the
- If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Never give up!
- Age is no barrier - cricket is a game of strategy and learn from the crafty old foxes!
- Rules exist for a reason and operate within them. Ethics and sportsmanship matter.
- Discipline - you get punished for bowling wides and not following the team rules
- Have fun! Follow your dreams
- Success builds self-confidence.
- Be Humble - celebrate the peaks but there will be plenty of troughs
- Take it One Ball at a time - don’t get ahead of yourself in cricket or life
- Sport and exercise help build fitness that can help with mental health
- A coach can make a big difference in Cricket and in Business
- Singles can win games and small improvements in a business can produce big returns
- Protection is important. In business, this means adequate and appropriate insurances
Learn from your mistakes - stop playing that shot that keeps getting you out and in business, stop spending your money on marketing that