So how do you actually win? By deploying constant effort, persistence, and humility in everything that you do. Check your ego at the door and understand that you are no better than anybody else. You are just a teammate trying to play the game. You’re the 6th man who plays 1 minute in the fourth quarter but without you the the team can’t win. You deserve your seat on the bench but when it’s time to play, you better leave your heart out on the floor, or the next guy will.
That doesn’t mean that being the captain of the lacrosse team is worthless, or hanging out every weekend and drinking beers in college with your friends has no value. Those things can actually enrich your life, they are part of your experience and they can be great things. But in business none of that matters. It’s input and output. It’s very binary.