Playoffs is the time between regular season and a championship.
It’s the burst you feel once you reach a stepping stone.
Season is a long time. The time from championship to championship lasts from offseason, to preseason, to season, to playoffs, the next championship.
That’s a long time to keep focus.
To keep the destination in mind.
To have the self control to say no to distractors.
To begin with the end in mind and stick to the course.
The problem is never in the plan. It’s in your ability to execute the plan.
But how do you know what to plan if you don’t know where you’re going.
And if you do know where you are going, how do you know when you’re in the playoffs?
When you’re close.