The secret of Bill Belichick success? Process-oriented -- one game at a time, one day at a time, one possession at a time, one play at time. Here is an excerpt from an article by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe (you can read the entire article here):
I asked Belichick Monday if he has allowed himself to reflect at all on what an amazing season this has been for himself, his players, and his coaching staff. Belichick is famous for his “on to the next one” approach, but surely someone as well-versed in NFL history and machinations as he is could appreciate the success his team is having despite the obstacles.
“I don’t really think that’s what it’s about,” he replied. “We’re in a week-to-week business. We all see in the NFL every week that games that you think are going to go one way go another way.
“This game, this league is so even. All the teams are so evenly matched. Every team has good players, good coaches, good schemes, they work hard, they have experienced guys, they have guys that are explosive and playmakers.
“Every week we line up across from those challenges. If you don’t move ahead and meet the next one, if you sit back there and spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, then you’re going to come up short the next turn at bat.”