Ask the Hulk.
Strategy and skill always trump strength.
I was watching the Avengers “Infinity War” the other day and I have to say, it was absolutely amazing. It also managed to teach me a little lesson.
I felt a deep connection with the nonsense that I saw at the beginning of the movie. I saw the Hulk (a hero whom I’ve looked up to for a very long time) get beat down in under 5 seconds.
It showed me that throwing muscle at something isn’t always the best plan of action; strategy is a key component of success.
People typically call on the Hulk in these movies because of the brute strength and ferocity that he throws at every enemy he faces. He’s unrelenting and always manages to come out on top.
The problem with this is that the strength only matters when one completely outmatches the individual who they’re fighting. If they don’t outclass the other individual then they don’t stand a chance.
How does this relate to me you ask?
Well, I’ve mentioned that I like to call myself a hard worker. I pride myself on my mental capabilities and the fact that I always manage to keep working regardless of the fact that I don’t feel like it.
What I’ve noticed is that I never get it when I just tackle the issue. I always seem to get it when I’m forced to think for a moment.
Typically, I have the time to do this when I fail (this is where the lesson comes in)
If I just took the time out and sat down for a moment – taking the time to think about the fundamental applications of whatever it is that I’m doing – I would be much more profitable from the beginning.
Just a thought for myself.