“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
“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
“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
“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,
“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
“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.
“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
“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