If you’re fortunate enough to play on the Notre Dame football team, you were probably the best, or one of the best, athletes on your high school team. And despite entering as a walk-on, you’re accustomed to that reality.
However, there is all of a sudden a tidal shift from the top of the heap, to suddenly being bottom of the barrel. This is a new view of the world from the bottom rung, the back of the pack, or more applicable...the sidelines!
Along with this new sense of humility, there is a great lesson in empathy. Despite different levels of status, responsibly or skill, the jigsaw puzzle which makes up a team is never compete if you’re missing just one piece. Regardless if it’s a football team or a company, each member is a valuable resource and required to produce the best product on game day.