I’m not remotely into football, but inevitably I catch the odd England game – or at least snippets of them.
What’s struck even me this time round, has been the aim to win rather than merely not lose. There’s been a definite effort to actively score more goals than their opponents, rather than get away with letting fewer goals in, or relying on penalty shoot-outs.
This is not rocket science. If you try and score goals, while preventing the other side from scoring against you, you give yourself more chances to win, and win conclusively. It also makes for a much more exciting game to watch and to play – for both sides.
Delightful as it is to win, winning isn’t everything. How you win matters. The process matters. And speaks volumes about your priorities.