There comes a time in most of our lives when our career comes to an end. Eli Manning has been the quarterback of the New York football Giants for many years and was a winner for much of his career. For the past few years, both the team and he had been on the decline. Yesterday, he was called in for the coach’s office and told that he would no longer be the starting quarterback.
He displayed grace in going into his meetings to support the new starter with his preparation.
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Especially if we’ve had some degree of success, we missed the signals of our own deterioration. We believe we are still the champion that we have always been and, emotionally, that may be true. Our abilities start to decline and we are often the last ones to see it.
Manning can go to a different team and offer his services to them. You can change jobs and, like him, learn the new system to function in.
“Sticking it to the people who cast you out” is briefly satisfied. It is however a gift.
If you’re like most, you’ve been coasting for a while. Is gotten you scared enough to try to be great again.
I hope that happens for Eli Manning.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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