The Quest for Consistency

“Today is the best preparation for what tomorrow may bring.” A star athlete doesn’t make an impressive play once. A successful business partner doesn’t make a lucky investment once. Lifelong friends didn’t keep each other’s secrets once. What do these three examples have in common? Consistency. It is crucial in performances and relationships, and it

The Zen Zone

“There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.” –Hugh Prather The best moments are the ones you fully immersed in. When you are all-in mentally, physically, and emotionally, the outcome becomes significantly more important. It is crucial for athletes to be in the “zen zone,” which is the

Distraction Control

“There are always distractions — if you allow them.” —Tony La Russa One major mental skill distinguishes athletes and other performers who remain at the top of their game from ordinary people: the ability to adapt and refocus in the face of distractions. Football players deal with distractions on a weekly basis. When they travel

Keys to Success

“Success is dependent on effort.”-Sophocles  The term “hard work” is widely used. Society prides itself in the “American dream” philosophy. Retailers profit off of inspirational quotes on cards and coffee mugs. People are constantly striving to work hard, but for what reason? The answer lies in a simple word: success. Everyone wants to be successful,

No Excuses

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver Let’s face it: It’s tempting to use excuses. They’re attractive in times of challenge and discomfort. However, no one is remembered in history for what they would have accomplished. History never asks how hard it was

Commitment

“The harder you work for something, the more it will mean to you.” Committed people aren’t meant to fit in with the crowd. In fact, they often prefer to be different. A committed individual has a goal that consumes their heart and mind to the point that what other people think is irrelevant to them.

The Law of the Playmaker

“Playmakers are what we call ‘get-it-done-and-then-some’ people.” When a team isn’t striving to be better, they lose traction and fall behind. The competition doesn’t ease up when their opposing team doesn’t feel like giving it 100 percent that week. Instead, they take advantage of mediocrity and plunge ahead to first place. That’s why teams need

Commitment To Excellence

“Winning is fun, but winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up and never letting anyone down. Doing what you’re expected to do and fulfilling a role. It’s not the winning that counts.” –Bobby Knight It is important to be a dreamer. A

Positive Perspectives

“You must have a winning attitude.” Life doesn’t come with shortcuts or cheat sheets. Everyone faces challenges and difficulties. There are times in life when trial and hardships are out of your control; the reality is that you can’t escape them. Challenges are part of life. However, you can choose to control your perspective. You

Putting The Team First

“No one man is bigger than the team.” In a team sport, no star athlete can exist without the rest of the group. Though star players may be valuable assets who have a special ability to get a fan base energized, as a whole, these talented individuals find their identity on the front of the