Great teams do well regardless of circumstances. They do everything they can to make great decisions that put them in a situation to succeed. To some extent, decision making dictates our circumstances. A team’s choices not only affect how well they respond to what happens to them, but also how well they are able to position themselves to avoid truly difficult situations. Ordinary teams do not work hard enough or smart enough to avoid the negative circumstance. This is proven when they respond by making an excuse for their circumstance rather than choosing to learn and make a better decision.