Statistics are there, but they can easily get changed. A blogger who is getting 0 visitors a day can end up getting over 100,000 daily visitors at some point in his career. The person who consistently gains 20 followers every day can suddenly end up gaining 300 followers every day.
The Denver Broncos were favored by a landslide to win the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. That did not happen, and the Broncos lost by a long shot. We commonly think that statistics define the best. However, statistics change. We need to focus more on the intangibles to see who the leaders are.
The intangibles are the persistence, consistency, the desire to be successful, and other traits of well-known leaders. While the statistics say hopeless, the intangibles say success story. When the Patriots chose Tom Brady in the 6th round of the draft, he was a back-up quarterback for his college and ran at pedestrian speeds. No one had any idea what the Patriots saw in Brady. Tom Brady ended up becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the sport. The New England Patriots were not looking at the statistics. They were looking at the intangibles.
Statistics are not enough. Some of the people with good statistics don’t want to put in the long hours to get better. The people who have good intangibles are the ones who catch up to the statistic leaders. The intangibles allow some bloggers to go from 0 visitors to 100,000 daily visitors.
Statistics are important, but the intangibles are more important.