Monthly Archives: December 2018
December 28, 2018
If you’re going to pursue greatness, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent, a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on.
I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s not necessarily the case. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and win, someone will get jealous. Someone will start finding fault. Don’t be surprised if a relative tries to belittle or discredit you. You can’t focus on making everyone around you happy or you’ll start changing and lose sight of your goal. Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, play your game, and be great anyway. Having greatness in the middle of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Let it go! Rise above it all and because you’re relentless. Are you ready to be unstoppable?
December 26, 2018
Too often, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing the same way over and over every day.
But if we are going to live at our full potential, we should constantly be growing and sharpening our skills. We should strive to learn and grow every single day because when you stop learning, you stop growing. When you stop growing, you stop living. In this season of your life, what are you doing to stretch yourself? What are you doing to improve your skills? Don’t get trapped into thinking that “good enough” is good enough. You were created for more than just average. Today is a new day, and there are new heights for you to climb. Pursue what you love and keep developing that area of your life. Take a class or find a mentor that will help you live skillfully. As you do, you’ll see growth and success. Are you in a rut today?
December 20, 2018
Did you know that according to all the laws of aerodynamics, a bumblebee should not be able to fly?
Its wingspan is too small for the size of its body. It can’t get enough lift. But here’s the key: Nobody told the bumblebee. It didn’t get the memo. No experts were able to talk it out of flying. The bumblebee felt its wings on its sides and something in its DNA said, “I’m supposed to fly. I’m not made to just crawl around on the ground.” It didn’t read the latest engineering report. It just did what was natural and started flapping its wings and took off into the air. Have you ever had the experts tell you, “You’ll never get well; you’ll never get out of debt; you’ve gone as far as your education allows; this is as good as it gets”? With all due respect, the experts can be wrong. You are a Champion, no matter what anyone has told you. You have a destiny and a purpose filled life. You will do what you were created to do in the world. Are you listening to the so called “experts”?
December 17, 2018
Releasing a negative play and getting to the next play is a skill that must be developed to be a Champion.
When you hold on the something you did wrong you then lose focus in the now. A Champion must have the mindset of being in the present, being in the now. I often tell players and coaches to flush the past plays, especially the negative ones. Just like having a toilet flushing. Not much difference between a negative play and the toilet…. Both need flushing from your mind. Stay present minded. Stay in the now. There is nothing you can do about a negative play. Learn from the it and don’t repeat it. This holds true on the field, the court, the hardwood, and in life. There are going to be days that you make a bad play, don’t keep it from moving forward. Don’t let the mistake you made at the office stop you from your destiny. Don’t let that mistake you made in that relationship stop you from loving others. To be unstoppable you have to continue to move forward. To be relentless you have to stay in the now. Now will always be now. It is constantly moving forward and in the present. There is no now in the past. Release and flush the negative and get to the next play in your life today. Are you staying in the now?
December 7, 2018
Many people never really manage to enjoy their lives.
They spend day after day just going through the motions, hoping things will get better. Maybe you’re one of them. If so, listen to this: Your life can be better. You can be the happy, healthy, victorious, and overcoming champion you were made to be! Everything you need to start enjoying life is already inside you. You just need a little help to bring it to the surface. Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and help bring out the best in you — because it’s already there! Are you enjoying your life today?
December 5, 2018
What’s happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future.
Where you’re going is much more significant than where you’ve been. But if you stay focused on the past, you’ll get stuck where you are. This is the reason a lot of people don’t have joy or enthusiasm for life. They’re dragging around all of this negative baggage from the past. Somebody offended them last week, and they’ve got that stuffed in their resentment bag. Last month, they lost their temper and said some things they shouldn’t have. They’ve got that in their guilt and condemnation bag. Ten years ago, they lost a friend. They still don’t understand it. They’ve got that hurt and pain in their disappointment bag. They carry around their bag of regrets, all the things they wished they would have done differently. Life is too short to live that way. Learn to travel light. Every morning when you first get up, forgive the people that did you wrong the day before. Forgive your spouse for what they said. At the start of the day, let go of the disappointments, the setbacks from yesterday. Start every morning fresh and new. You were not designed to carry around all that baggage. Let it go and move forward. Are you ready to let go of the baggage?
December 4, 2018
Repetition alone doesn’t bring rewards; it is the quality of preparation thats brings quality performance.
You can do something over and over again, but if you are doing it wrong, it will always be wrong. The quality of your repetitions is what will take you to the next level. Take the time to get it right. The only short cut is to get it right the first time and then keep repeating the process. Most people aren’t going to put in the time and hard work of quality preparation. They measure once and have to go look for another piece of wood when they cut wrong. Making sure your preparation is of the highest quality will assure that you don’t have to stop and go looking. Make sure there is excellence in all that you do. Being a Champion takes Champion-like preparation. No one said being unstoppable would be easy. It’s not easy, but worth the work that you put into become the best at what you do. Is your preparation of Championship quality?
December 1, 2018
If you want to perform at a level of a Champion you must practice at a level of a Champion.
Allen Inversion, former NBA star, made a joke about practice that is still played on YouTube. However, practice is what develops the Champion in you. The way you practice is how you will perform. Whether you are an athlete, stay at home mom, business man or a student it holds true. Your preparation makes all the difference. Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. How you prepare to do what you do is how you will preform what you do. Don’t take for granted your practice time. Make each repetition count. Learn and grow during practice. By changing your perspective about preparation and practice will make all the difference in how you perform. If you desire to be a Champion, to be unstoppable, then it starts with practice. How do you practice today?