It’s been said that if you put a pumpkin in a jar when it’s the size of a walnut, it will grow to the size of the jar and never get bigger. It even takes on the shape of that jar. That can happen to a person’s thinking, too. Be careful to not let that happen to you!Read More
Coach John Wooden, former head coach of the UCLA Bruins, was a master at priorities – evidenced in how he approached basketball practice.
He orchestrated every moment of practice and planned each activity with specific purposes in mind. He planned every drill, minute by minute, and had all the information written in a notebook before each practice. Wooden once said that if you asked him what his team was doing at three o’clock on a specific date in 1963, he could tell you specifically what drill he was running.Read More
Peyton Manning. Two-time Super Bowl Champ, Super Bowl MVP, fourteen time Pro Bowler, five time NFL MVP. The list of accolades goes on and on. As an athlete, he was superb, one of the best of all time!Read More
It had rained the night before and now temperatures dipped below freezing, so the ground was more like a block of ice than a soccer field. The wind had picked up to forty miles per hour and was blowing directly against us in the second half.Read More
When we hear without really listening, our leadership will very likely suffer – and so will those we lead. Can you be a leader without being a listener? Yes you can. Can you be a good leader without being a listener? Absolutely not.
The power and importance of listening cannot be overstated.Read More
“Just Do It.”
Nike knew something when they came up with their slogan.
Motivation is not going to strike you like lightning. And motivation is not something that someone else – coach, trainer, doctor, family member – can force on you or create for you. The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.
Just Do It.Read More
The Measuring Stick Principle.
Ann Voskamp has us recall those measuring sticks Mom used with sewing. Do you remember as a kid using these harmless sticks as swords (or light sabers) as you battled for victory? They basically had become a weapon.
This is still true when we become adults, but manifests itself as the measuring stick of comparison - to determine worth, to measure our life against another. It becomes a weapon against our soul and others...Read More
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." –Helen Keller
We know the value of training our bodies so that we are physically capable to accomplishing what we want to in competition. But just as important, if not more so, is the mindset we enter in with and maintain.Read More