Bring your A game

You bring your A game when things aren’t going well.

When things are fine, you can glide, you can dwell, you can afford to take your foot off the pedal.

The difference between a high performer and an average performer, is that when things get tough, the high performer kicks in and delivers more. They use uncertainty as a base to drive forward.

Every single successful person I have ever worked with, embraced adversity, thrived on it and grew stronger.

Every single passenger I have worked with saw themselves as a victim, sat on their hands and blamed others.

To┬áthose that believe, “it isn’t worth it” you are right. It isn’t worth it.

To┬áthose that believe, “we can make it better” you are right. We can make it better.

Two truths, one choice.

Your call.


  1. Meg Peppin · June 2, 2014

    I love this; so well articulated. I think too that every passenger, every victim has the potential to be a success and all of us have the potential to become a victim. Sometimes we have to hit the low to know how high we can go.

    • Neil · June 29, 2014

      Absolutely, in the lows we can see the potential.

  2. Char Kitteridge · June 2, 2014

    Positive passengers who get it, but don’t know how to get there are fun too. Some times stopping is good – being slow is very good sometimes :0)

    • Neil · June 29, 2014

      Agree, that reflection is important. I’m more thinking of the feckless passenger.

  3. The difference between a high performer and an average performer is subjective and depends on who wrote the definition.

    • Neil · June 29, 2014


      I didn’t know you were writing entry papers for the CIPD these days.

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