Live For Now Like Victor Cruz

“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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Follow Tim Duncan’s Lead In Inspiring Others

“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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Be Powerfully Positive Like Henrik Lundqvist

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). Henrik Lundqvist 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.…

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Start a New Trend Like Andrew McCutchen Did

“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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Be As Unique as Jacoby Ellsbury

“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 two-time World Champion has garnered more accolades over seven years than most players collect throughout their…

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Have a Superb Standpoint Like the Seattle Seahawks

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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Sting Smugness with Service Like Evan Longoria

“I constantly try to humble myself; if you don’t, I’m sure the game is going to find a way to humble you.” Evan Longoria Individuals have lofty goals, and rightfully so. Everyone should strive to manifest the highest degree of excellence, otherwise there would be no achievement in the world. However, a majority of people…

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Trust In Your Faith Like Torii Hunter

“My faith is what makes me strong. Without faith, there are only low times. With faith, I know that everything will be taken care of” (1). Torii Hunter A spry 22 year old outfielder entered the major leagues on August 22, 1997. He was and still is gifted with an athleticism that only about 2%…

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Raise the Bar, and Raise the Results as Dwyane Wade Does

“Set your sights high. The higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen. Not in the future but right now” (1). Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade is one of the most accomplished current NBA players. The dynamic point guard boasts three World Championship rings, a Finals MVP award, an All Star Game MVP award,…

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Have Self-Empowering Faith Like Mariano Rivera

“I want to give my respect, glory and time to the Bible – to the word of God – just as I want to give my respect and time to my work [baseball]” (1). Mariano Rivera If you believe in a religion, use it as a springboard for your life’s actions. Imagine that you have…

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