Basketball season is in full swing and I have begun another season of practices with my team. Each year I look at my guys and I have to assess our strengths and weaknesses, and determine what our scheme for the season will be. I always ask the question, “Why should we win?”
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“Make A Decision!”
What does it mean to make a decision?
The English word decision comes from a Latin word that literally means “to cut off”. When you make a decision you are cutting off all other possibilities.
How many times have you decided to do something only to go back on it? Have you ever decided to start exercising, to go on a diet, to go to bed earlier, to get up earlier, to get to work earlier, to be more patient, to spend less money, to save more money, to keep your house more organized?
You are what you repeatedly do.
One of my all time favorite quotes is from Aristotle who said, “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.”
What is it you repeatedly do? Your actions day in and day out define who you are more than anything else. It’s not your intentions that determine who you are, but your actual daily habits. Your habits are what determine your growth and the quality of your life.
Mistakes and failures are a part of life. Albert Einstein said, “The man who never made a mistake never made anything.”
Do you let fear of failing hold you back? Have you ever made a mistake and just weren’t able to move past it? Mistakes are proof that you are trying, and trying and failing is much better than never trying in the first place.
Change your thinking, change your life.
It’s true you can change your life by changing how you think. It doesn’t happen overnight, but if you change the quality of your thoughts, you will eventually change the quality of your life.
Too many people think their circumstances need to change for their life to change. The truth is, your circumstances are a byproduct of your thinking and your decisions.
Having a game plan is crucial to success. No winning team would ever head into battle without being prepared with a plan of attack.
A game plan puts you on the offense, rather than being defensive and reactionary. Victory usually comes to the team that is aggressive and takes initiative. A game plan allows a team to be organized in their plan.
Champions are made in the off-season. Whether it’s the NBA, March Madness, the NFL or any other sport — it’s the off-season where the champi0nship run begins.
Winning the championship game in season, is simply the result of all the hard work and sacrifice that the team put in long before game day ever came…long before the season ever started.
You see, champions are willing to put in work, knowing the result of that work will not always have an immediate payoff.
12 Martin Luther King Quotes to help you live courageously in 2018
If you cannot fly then run, if you cannot run then walk, if you cannot walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving.
“Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the entire staircase.”
Execution is everything!
Goals are great….dreams are great…..intentions are great. But what really matters is: “Are you are executing?” Are you doing what you want, how you want, to get the results you want?
Too many times in life we are affected by pressure. It may be external pressure, such as pressure from a boss, a client, or a deadline. Or it may be internal pressure that we put on ourselves.