Defeat Your Detractors As Nancy Kerrigan Did

“You have to learn how to win, and not run away when you lose” (1). Nancy Kerrigan   Whenever someone is successful, people will envy that person. Since those individuals desire what the successful person has, but ultimately come to the realization that they cannot attain it in their current state, jealousy is born. Sometimes,…

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Peyton Manning Mandates Modesty; Follow His Lead

“I’ve never taken for granted what we’ve had, not for one single game, not one single practice…I’ve truly been blessed” (1). Peyton Manning   There is indeed an elite among the elite. Those who can achieve awesome success while maintaining an unassuming attitude are a cut above those who are simply physically gifted. Notice how…

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(Usain) Bolt Past The Doubters

“I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” Usain Bolt No matter the magnitude of your accomplishments, people can always doubt your validity. Despite the logic-less nature of their disputes, critics find a way to question pure success. Their accusations will be…

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Stipulate Your Inner Phenom Like Bryce Harper Does

“I expect perfection from myself.” Bryce Harper How can one hope for excellence in their life when they do not demand it from themselves? Anyone can motivate you, anyone can excite you in pursuit of a cause, but if you do not stipulate the energy and purpose internally for such a cause, the desired result…

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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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