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Sunday, January 26, 2014

MANNING'S SUPERBOWL FOCUS: PREPARATION AND ROUTINE

Driving in to the arena this morning I was listening to the radio and they were doing an interview with Troy Aikman on Peyton Manning.  There were two things of importance that I took from that interview.

Aikman said that the first Super Bowl that Manning participated in, he called several quarterbacks that previous Super Bowl experience and asked them for advice.  Manning's reputation for preparation is legendary this story just further proves the importance at leaving know stone unturned and gives more evidence as to what makes Manning great.

As for the advice that Aikman gave Manning?  He told him to make his hotel as much like home as possible because he felt the most important thing in big games was maintaining routine.  "Keep things as normal as possible," Aikman said.

The importance of routine?  It allows you to focus on what you need to focus on.  As Stephen Covey said, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."