Power Players make sure they get put back together, just like Rocky Balboa.
They don’t gloss over their brokenness. When they have a terrible run and they’re all smashed up, they stop and they get revived. They don’t pretend like they’re OK. They don’t ‘soldier on’.
They take themselves out of the game and they heal. This is perhaps one of the most important lessons you’ll ever learn from the genuine article: the fully-fledged Power Player.
If you’re not at your best, you can’t perform at your best. You’re no good and you need to have the guts to take yourself out of the game.
Two weeks (or two months) of rest is better than a year of being a wounded bird with a clipped wing. It takes great strength and a big brain to admit that you’re broken-down and that you need the time to get patched up properly.
And once you take the time to get fixed up, you’ll be better and stronger and smarter than ever. Now that’s real power.