Tag Archives: achievement

The ABC’s of Successful Athletes

AGAIN BELIEF CHALLENGE DETERMINATION EFFORT FAILURE GRIT HOPE INETGRITY JOY KNOWLEDGE LOVE MOTIVATION NOVELTY OPTIMISM PLANS QUALITY RESPECT SINCERITY TIME UNDERSTANING VALOR WILLPOWER XTRA YES ZEAL

15 Lessons from Coach Wooden’s Ted Talk: The Difference between Winning and Succeeding.

I love Ted Talks, a series of short, powerful talks, all less than 18 minutes long, on a variety of topics that are always informational and often inspirational. If you are feeling sluggish or uninspired one day, take a few minutes to watch or listen to a Ted Talk and it will most certainly rev […]

10 Word Choices That Smart Athletes (and Their Parents and Coaches) Make to be the Best of the Best

A few weeks ago, I was counseling parents of an athlete at my gym. According to the parents, the daughter was considering “quitting” gymnastics because she believed that she was “sacrificing” too much to do gymnastics. “What do you mean by your daughter is sacrificing?” I asked. “I mean she sacrifices so much. You know, […]

Don’t Freak Out, But Chances are Your Child is not going to be an Olympian

Don’t freak out. But chances are your child is not an Olympian. By one estimate only one one millionth of one percent (0.000001560845334%) of people on earth are. Don’t panic. But she’s not likely to graduate from an Ivy League school either. While the odds are better than being an Olympian, they still come in […]

Your Actions are so Loud, I Can Barely Hear Your Words…And Eight Ways to Fix That

  Parents: Do you want to raise moral kids? Teachers: Do you care about what kind of people your students grow up to be? Of course you do.  Ask any parent if they want to raise moral kids or any teacher if they want the kids they work with to be awesome people, and the […]