Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Used a Simple, 5-Word Phrase to Save His Team’s Season–and Teach a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Used a Simple, 5-Word Phrase to Save His Team’s Season–and Teach a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence
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The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a historic comeback yesterday: Playing against the Houston Texans, the Chiefs became the first team to win a playoff game by 20 points after trailing by 20 points in the same game.

The first twenty minutes of game time were tough for Chiefs fans to swallow, as they were marked by numerous mistakes. Multiple dropped passes. A blocked punt. A fumbled punt return. Each of these mistakes directly contributed to the Texans building what seemed to be a very formidable lead.

But the Chiefs responded in a big way, scoring seven touchdowns in a row, on their next seven drives. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes tied another NFL record by throwing four touchdowns in the second quarter alone.

In his postgame press conference, Mahomes gave some insight into how his team was able to claw back into the game.

“The biggest thing that I think I was preaching to the team was, ‘let’s go do something special,'” said Mahomes. “Everybody’s already counting us out. Let’s just go play-by-play and just put our best effort out there…play-by-play we just chipped away at that lead.”

“One play at a time,” Mahomes would go on to repeat.

This five-word-phrase is simple enough, but it’s much more than a sports cliché. It’s a core tenet of emotional intelligence, and it can help you climb back from the brink of failure to do great things.

Source: Inc.

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