Excellence Must Be Repeated

“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” Shaquille O’Neal No one will dispute that stellar results require stellar effort. People who look to avoid working towards manifestation of their goal will not manifest it unless they win the lottery. Imagine this: a group of individuals find a…

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Serve Up Smiles at 129 MPH Like Serena Williams Does

“I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” Serena Williams Who deserves more praise: the man who smiled when everything was turning in his favor, or the man who smiled when life seemed unfair? Even at the depths of his NFL…

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Stay Humble Like Chipper Jones

“Keep rolling, always work hard and stay humble” Chipper Jones to Mike Trout in Final All-Star Game Observe the model that one of the most successful professional baseball third basemen of all time has laid out for success. Let’s go through the three components: Keep Rolling: Perseverance bears achievement. If I stopped running my ping…

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Soar Like Larry Bird Did

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” Larry Bird   A person can be crushed, win victoriously, innovate brilliantly, or fail dramatically. Whatever the outcome, if that person is able to sincerely say that they gave their max effort in pursuit of…

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Keep A Cool Head Over a Long Journey Like Mark Teixeira

“Baseball can be a game of peaks and valleys. Mentally, I want to stay away from the ups and downs and just maintain a level approach.” Mark Teixeira   When anyone starts a process, the natural tendency is to blaze a trail early on. Your enthusiasm is bubbling, and you want to impress people right out…

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To Be Victorious, Be Like Vince Lombardi

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” Vince Lombardi     A religion teacher whom I respect preaches that at the…

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Overcome Criticism Like Lebron James

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.” LeBron James A person can not be successful without fielding animosity. There are some critics, good-willed in their intentions, whose advice is meant to improve the subject they are discussing. However, there are critics who seek to point out flaws. They are the type of people who, when…

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Understand, Like Reggie Jackson did, that the Power Is Within

“I didn’t come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me.” Reggie Jackson If you look to other people to generate your happiness, you have none. Thus, you must come to the realization that its time to make some. Imagine driving a car. You are at the steering wheel, but…

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Enjoy or Not: It is Your Choice

  “You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun.” Derek Jeter There is no question that one must work to achieve a goal, and the level of such goal will…

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Stay as Calm as Aaron Rogers Under Pressure

“I’ve always seemed to have my best performances when I’m under the most pressure.” Aaron Rodgers   Life will throw many unexpected challenges at a person in their lifetime. For example, what was an innocent drive to school becomes a massive traffic jam that sets a student back forty five minutes. When the student arrives…

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