Being the best isn't enough.
I really feel for Ronaldo at Manchester United at the moment. He has managed to rack up 25 goals in all competitions this season and Manchester United are still sixth on the table. That must be so devastating. It’s like arduously fetching water in a basket. The person might be hardworking but there will be no result to show for it.
In the 2019/2020 season, Lionel Messi also experienced the same fate at Barcelona. He was the Spanish League best player of the the season yet his team didn't win a single trophy. That season alone, he managed to score 31 goals and there was nothing to show for it.
I am usually saying this almost every time. It’s not enough that you are the best player of the team. If you rely on that alone, your team will always lose on the big stages. If you dream of achieving anything significant with your team, you need a team of best players; not a team of only one good performance.
So does that mean it is Ronaldo and Messi's fault that their teams were like that? Of course not. They are not in charge of the team. Although they can influence their teammates to be better, they do not have the power to totally change things. It's up to the management of the team to do something about it.
That’s how it is in every other organization. If there's a need for change, it must come from the top to the bottom. It must start with the leaders of the organization. Members can decide to change personally and it can affect the mentality of other teammates but if the change is not from an higher authority, it won't last. It has to be from the top to the bottom.
So it’s not enough to be the best in the team if you want to wield results. You should make conscientious efforts to improve every member of the team if you want results.
Keep this thought with you as you move into the new week. Being the best is not enough to win always; you need a team of the best of the best to win always.