Often in sports, greatness is defined by how well an athlete does in crunch time. It doesn’t matter how well you pitch in the first three innings, or how well you shoot in the 2nd quarter, or even how many great stats you pile up in the regular season, it’s all about how you finish.
So…. for arguments sake, let’s say the 2nd half is more crucial than the first. This doesn’t say that you check out in the first half, as much as you pace yourself so that you have plenty of energy to be at your best when your best is needed the most.
Now, let’s switch gears to our work day. When is half time? Lunch or Dinner? If the answer is lunch, then I suppose I am saying that the second half of my work day is the most important time of the day. But, if I say dinner is halftime, then I guess I am saying that the most important part of my day is when I am at home.
For what it’s worth, I think halftime is dinner. And I think the 2nd half of my day is more crucial than the first. This doesn’t mean I check out at my job, as much as I pace myself so that I have plenty of energy to be at my best when my best is needed the most.
This probably won’t get me my own line of sneakers, but it will surely help me toward my dream of being a hall of fame husband and dad.