No matter what the question is, that is the answer.
And that much is true whether it involves one’s job, relationships, weight control, or any other situation one might imagine.
And that is the situation in which the Denver Broncos find themselves after the loss at Kansas City. Many fans and media types which it were otherwise, but it is not. The key factor to punch into the equation, however, is that the situation would not be even slightly different if the Broncos had won against the Chiefs.
No matter what, the season is one quarter over and Denver is an excellent 3-1 at this time.
Would we all like that to be perfect?
Absolutely. But would we still have to play Tampa Bay this week? Yes.
What about every other game on the schedule. Would we still have to play them? Yes.
And when we do play every game, every week, does anyone absolutely know in advance what the weather will be for each one of those games? How about the physical condition of each club, each week? How about the emotional state of each team, each week?
Of course not, none of us does.
So, what are we left with?
Pack your lunch box and go to work every day.
I have often said that the way each team has won the Super Bowl, including the Broncos back to back in 1997 and 1998, is 40 seconds at a time. One play at a time in which each player does his job just the way he is supposed to.
Trivial as this may sound, that is exactly how every administrative support person should do his job as well.
One detail at a time, for the entirely of the season, with absolutely no detail small enough to be ignored or overlooked.
And that is where we are right now.
We are playing Tampa Bay this week, just as the schedule released in April said we would.
And it is absolutely the only game over the which the Broncos can exert any control this week.
You can’t deal what might have been, could have been, should have been, or would have been, if only.
You deal with where you are, what you are and how you are right now.
The season is long, but it is just a succession of “right nows” that have to be dealt with.
Unless one is a vegetarian, one has probably eaten a steak. We all know how to eat a steak.
How do you eat a cow? Can’t be done.
Sure it can, but it has to be one steak at a time.
But the biggest key right now is not to focus on what you think might have happened or should have happened in Kansas City. It does not matter. What did happen is that the Broncos played the first quarter of the season and take a 3-1 record into the next quadrant of play.
You can succeed with the task at hand, but you must give all your attention to that one. The others will all be there in good time.