Archive for September 2013

TRUST

There is a really popular series of commercials promoting some of the best features of the AT&T Cellular Network where a man is sitting in an elementary school library asking young children if it is better to be Bigger or Smaller? Fast or Slow? More or Less?  Better or Worse? Out of the mouths of... Read more »

Fear in Sports…a Demonstration of Respect

Fear can be an athlete’s worst enemy…or it can be one of his/her greatest assets. Whether it’s simply an anxiety raising inner questions about one’s ability…or downright distress, it will be the athlete’s skill at overcoming or controlling this fear that helps determine success or failure for any given moment in time. In most cases…inner... Read more »

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards…It’s What Happens On The Inside That Counts

What is it that keeps athletes interested and motivated over the long term? How are they able to train day in and day out, month after month, and keep that passion alive? And after their athletic career has ended, when all is said and done (with awards, honors, and trophies all up on the shelf)... Read more »
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Exceptional Superhero Strength Produces Inspiration for Others

It never ceases to amaze me, the inner strength of some…no matter what their circumstance. So much so that I get goose bumps watching and listening to their story. It’s simply impossible for me not to. Such is the case with Steve Hartman’s (CBS) story of power lifter Jonathan Stoklosa, a great share by my friend Bart... Read more »

Taking The "Im" Out of Impossible: A Matter of Connecting The "Dots"

It is in giving inspirational presentations to high school athletes that I have had the distinct opportunity to reflect on what allows a select few athletes to achieve greatness through adversity. This “special” ingredient is something that most certainly comes from within, permitting a competitor or a team to reach beyond normal limitations. It is... Read more »