Category: Motivation

The Value of a Day

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.…

Favorite Success Aphorisms

These are some of my favorite personal development success aphorisms.  I have given credit where I was able to.  If you have any to add, or know who I should attribute any of these to, feel free to comment below.…

I’d Rather See a Sermon

Edgar A. Guest I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely show the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear; Fine counsel is…

Winning is Giving

Winning is giving your best self away Winning is serving with grace every day You’ll know that you’ve won when your friends say it’s true. “I like who I am when I’m around you. You look for the best in…

Ambition & The Person who Quits

Here are a couple of inspirational poems that you might consider using in your team notebooks. They are obviously written in the masculine gender, but in my opinion, apply to all athletes! Ambition You are the fellow who has to…

Where is Your Team on the Grit Scale?

Living with a 99% Effort I got this list from entrepreneur and business author Harvey Mackay’s book “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty.” (If you click on the name of the book, you can see a portion of the book…

That Extra Effort

Today’s post contains two resources that I hope you can use with your team. The first is a list of what we would have to put up with if we settled for a 99% effort. The second is a short…

Inspiration for Athletes

Here are some inspirational thoughts that I have used with our teams from time to time. WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM A MULE In 1885 the world champion mule team competition was held in Chicago. The winning team managed to…

Before You Give Up…

I found this on Lynne Terry’s ClickNewz blog. She had seen it several places before posting it. Starting today… 1. Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.…

Coach Always Said…

This post was written by Eric Musselman. IMO, it is a great reminder that our words as coaches can last a lifetime with the athletes that we coach, so it is imperative that we choose them wisely and intentionally. I…