Life is hard. As humans, we compete with each other on a daily basis for resources -- jobs, money, esteem, status, companionship, material assets, etc. Perhaps nothing portrays competition better than the world of sports, where success in competition is the crucial factor in an athlete's livelihood. But there are rules in sports. And restrictions on behavior. There are processes to learn and practices to master. There is value in teamwork. And success in hard work. Accountability to accept. And there are no excuses. As a highly functional microcosm of society, sports can teach us valuable lessons which we can employ in other aspects of our lives. Thus the motivation for this book -- "Playbook for Success: Using the Lessons of Sports to Win in Everything Else." By extending those tried-and-true lessons to real-life circumstances, I hope to show others how disciplined sports-thinking can help them to become more effective leaders, more confident contributors, and better overall individuals.