Encouragement=Achievement

“Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could” (1). Drew Brees Andrew Christopher Brees, commonly known as Drew Brees, is an elite quarterback in the National Football League. Statistically ranked as the greatest New Orleans Saints’ quarterback…

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Seek A Higher Calling

“The battle to maintain a Christ-centered identity is the most worthy fight we will face” (1). Clayton Kershaw When you think of Clayton Kershaw, different images of strikeouts, no-hitters and Major League Baseball pitching success come to mind. The Dallas native has truly earned the nickname “The Left Arm of God”, racking up 2 CY…

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Take Some Perspective

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game” (1). Lionel Messi The ability to see beyond your current state creates inner peace. Legends participate in this introspective activity. Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the greatest current soccer player, and one of the best of all-time. With FC (Football Club)…

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Persistence Spawns Abundance

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it” (1). Ted Williams Ted Williams is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest offensive players in baseball history. This legendary status did not come from occasionally sharpening his baseball skills; his abilities were forged in the crucible of unrelenting persistence. This philosophy of absolute commitment was…

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Find Your Cruise Control

“There’s only one life. There’s no repeats. You only get one life, and you gotta take advantage of it” (1). Victor Cruz Standards are lifestyle targets that often force you to enact change. How high you set your standards is how high you are likely to succeed. Inspirational Pastor Joel Osteen writes, “We are called…

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Spurring Sensational Success

“I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person” (1). Tim Duncan You are a product of the people you surround yourself with. If you are constantly in company with positive, upbeat individuals, you will innately orient yourself towards…

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Upbeat, not Deadbeat

Henrik Lundqvist “As a goalie, you must stay positive. And if you do make a mistake, well, those things happen when you play my position” (1). Positivity is a powerful tool one can wield against the many hurdles of the world. On their own, few obstacles can prevent the success of a person. It is…

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Blaze A New Path

“We won’t let history define our future. Our actions will do the talking. Our determination will turn doubters into believers” (1). Andrew McCutchen For 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates were absent from the Major League Baseball playoffs. This drought made the Steel City’s baseball unit the laughing stock of the league from 1992 to 2013. However, with…

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Originality Spawns Prosperity

“I try to be my own player. I really haven’t modeled my game after anyone.”  Jacoby Ellsbury Jacoby Ellsbury is one of the most accomplished Major League Baseball center-fielders in the game today. The Silver Slugger, the Gold Glover, and 2 time World Champion has garnered more accolades over seven years than most players collect…

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Seattle’s Superb Standpoint

Russell Wilson “Why not us?” (1). In life, individuals who strive unwaveringly toward a goal are often put down by cynics. The critics’ ineptitude to imitate such success and resulting jealousy manifest themselves in the form of insults and slander. Yet, the maverick captaining his/her victory voyage stays focused on their target amid the criticism.…

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