August 5, 2014
I don’t care how good you think you are, or how great others think you are–you can improve, and you will.
I have had the experience of working with championships teams in Mental Conditioning. One thing that was common was that there was always room for improvement. This is true for you and I too. No matter how good you are, you can always be better. I stress to people not to be a perfectionist, but to always strive to improve. Most people once they feel like they have accomplished their goal, made it to the top, or finished the project tend to get complacent. This is a dangerous place to be. When you stop improving, stop trying to get better, then someone is going to take your place. The saying, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, is misleading. You can always tweak it. If you can’t tweak it, then I suggest you break it. Be careful when reading your success headlines. Stay focused on your purpose and destiny. Keep looking for ways to make yourself and those around you better. Are you getting better today?
May 14, 2014
Sometimes, it’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the people around us.
You may find that you’re always giving, taking care of the children, working overtime at the office, or helping that friend who is struggling. And that’s all good. But if you’re not careful, you can end up feeling rundown. That’s why you have to take time every day to get filled back up. Your first priority should be taking care of yourself. Take time to read some good “self help” books. Listen to podcasts or books while you are driving each day. Use your workout time to improve yourself mentally as well as physically. Are you taking time to refill your tank each day?
August 30, 2013
Some people have incredible skills, but in the end, the person who has the talent but not the work ethic will lose out.
In my work as a Performance and Mental Conditioning Coach I work with some people that have high level skills. However, in many cases their strongest assets are also their biggest weaknesses. For some reason, those that have the greatest skills often have the worse work ethic. No one can make it on talent alone in the long run. We see people all the time that have mad skills but because they don’t do the mental work or practice their skill; they fall by the wayside. Don’t let this be you. Develop a work ethic that is like none other. You may lose from time to time, but never let it be because your opponent out worked you. Focus on what you are to do and let no or anybody distract you from your work. Work hard and most importantly work smart. I stress the working smart over working long hours but not getting anything done. Working hard is important, but be sure you are working smart. Practice your skill, your talent until it is automatic. Is your work ethic what it needs to be today?
August 29, 2013
Time is the most valuable commodity that we have in life.
It’s more valuable than money. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you woke up this morning, God gave you a present called “today.” And with that gift comes a responsibility. The Bible tells us to redeem the time, to make the most of every opportunity. That simply means don’t let it go to waste. Don’t live this day unfocused, unhappy, negative or defeated. Make the most of every day. God has put gifts and talents on the inside of you. You have seeds of greatness deposited in you. You’re a person of destiny, and you have an assignment and a purpose to fulfill! I encourage you today to evaluate how you are spending your time. Refocus your life. Let go of any distractions. Shake off any self-pity, any discouragement, any disappointments of the past and run your race with purpose. Be careful how you live and redeem the time so that you can fulfill the destiny He has prepared for you. Are you making the most of every day?
July 15, 2013
Our commitment, character, conviction, and attitude allow us to do what we need to do to achieve at the highest level.
Having the opportunity to work with some of the athletes at the University of Alabama I have seen that it takes commitment, character, conviction and attitude to succeed at the highest level. No matter how good you are at what you do without these characteristics in your life, you won’t be able to maintain a high level of success. To be what the best you that you can be then you have to put aside the average mindset, the defeated mindset and the barely enough mindset. It’s time today to start a higher level of thinking. Using the attributes we have mentioned you can begin performing at a new level of excellence. Gone are the days of making excuses, blaming and finding fault. Welcome to the days of taking responsibility and taking charge of your life. No more average, no more victim, no more complaining. To live a full, exciting, and successful life you need to commit to excellence. Be the person that God created you to be and never settle for less. Today is a life changing day for you. Are you ready to achieve at the highest level?
May 30, 2013
You will instantly be performing at a higher level if you stop being so external and start becoming more internal.
God wants your inner man to be strong and healthy because your internal condition affects your external condition. If you are healthy in your soul, you will be healthy in your relationships, finances and every area. On the other hand, if your internal condition is negative, sour and defeated, then your life will reflect the same thing. How do you become strong and healthy in your soul? By knowing the truth you are giving strength to your inner man. You are programming your mind and heart in the right direction. You are setting yourself up to prosper and be in health in every area of your life. Are you strengthening your inner self?
May 20, 2013
When a situation comes up and you tell yourself you can’t handle it, try telling yourself you can stand it by toughening up.
Sometimes, people get distracted by what they consider to be a disadvantage or weakness in their lives. It may be something about their personality or looks that they don’t like. It may be they’ve been through an unfair situation: a divorce, a bad business deal or a bad break. We all have things that can feel like disadvantages; things that make it harder on us. It may even be a physical disadvantage, and you can’t get around like you used to. But just because you have a “disadvantage,” just because you’ve been through a tough time doesn’t mean you’re supposed to sit back and settle where you are. God still has something great for you to do! He wants to show Himself strong in and through you, and He’s given you His Holy Spirit to equip you in this life. Today let the Holy Spirit help you when you feel weak. Let Him empower you with truth that will set you free. Stay in faith and don’t get negative toward yourself or your future. Let God take what you think is a liability and turn it into an asset! Let Him take what you think is a disadvantage and turn it around to be an advantage! Remember, you are a champion today and every day because He is strong in you! Are you facing up to your situations today?
May 19, 2013
Self-efficient people bounce back from failure and attack challenges. They ask what to do instead of worrying and blaming others.
Are you facing challenges or failures today? Maybe something has happened that could easily discourage you and cause you to give up on your dreams. Issues in life can cause us to worry and blame others for where we are in life. I want to remind you today that where you are is not where you are going to stay. God has an awesome plan in store for your future. When you stay in step with Him, you’ll walk right into your purpose and destiny. The Bible tells us that God wants to take us from glory to glory, from victory to victory. Even if you are between victories right now, keep your passion. Keep your enthusiasm. Focus on the fact that God has another level for you — another level of glory, another level of destiny, another level of His love. Today I encourage you, go out with a smile on your face. Give Him your best. Keep praying, keep believing, keep hoping and stand strong because another victory is coming your way. Are you standing strong in God’s plan for you today?
May 9, 2013
You must take responsibility for helping yourself. You’re solely responsible for where you are in life right now and where you are going.
So many people today run from anything that’s hard. They run from their problems. They run from responsibility. They run from people they don’t like. They run from the past. They run from anything that makes them uncomfortable. Instead of facing the issues and dealing with them, they just take the easy way out and go down the path of least resistance. But if you’re going to live in victory, you have to learn how to face your challenges head on. The good news is that you don’t have to do it in your own strength! God has equipped you with His supernatural power to overcome every obstacle. Make the decision today to stand strong and face the challenges in your life. Be bold and dare to conquer! Are you taking responsibility for where you are in your life today?
April 30, 2013
The people who find their identity in what they do, are the ones who struggle with life. The person who knows God loves them, life is good.
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Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone “Who are you?” a lot of times they’ll say, “I’m a salesman.” “I’m a teacher.” “I’m a coach.” “I’m a teacher.” Many people find their identity in what they do. The problem with this kind of thinking is that people identify themselves with their negative habits and strongholds, too. I hear people say, “I’m an alcoholic; I just can’t beat it.” No, that’s not who you are, that’s what you do. But if you keep thinking that way and talking that way, it will become so ingrained on the inside that you’ll convince yourself that it’s true, and it will keep you from rising higher. One time somebody told me, “Scott, I’m an addict.” He was embarrassed by it. He didn’t want to live that way. I told him what I’m telling you, “That’s not who you are. It’s time to start acting like you have a destiny to fulfill.” Do you know who you are today?