Monday, June 24, 2019

Leaders Give

A major part of the process of achieving success and living the kind of life that you dream of is to give. Many people think that to get what you want you have to take it. There is a universal truth though that the true path to get what you want is to give. When you give, you get. What you sow, you shall reap. If this is true, then what is it we must give? I'll show you the way.

Give Others Your Honesty. The world we live in has a simple rule that most follow: Lie when you have to. Unfortunately, this may make some people wealthy but it make us humans poor. To achieve success is to become wealthy not only in money, but in character. To be successful, truly successful, is to be able to attain your goals and keep your character at the same time!

Give Others Your Respect. Most of the time we give people respect based on what they have done or what they have accomplished. We gauge whether or not they are "worthy" of it based on what we know of what they have achieved or who they know or are related to.

Give Others Your Vulnerability. We are taught to "be strong." And yes, we should be strong. But we have also embraced something that I think keeps us from having the kind of life that we long for. It is an idea that keeps us from experiencing the kind of relationships that would bring deep meaning to us. It is the idea of vulnerability.

Give Others Your Care. Too many people are running around this old earth not caring about others. The days of "Look Out for Number One" and "Winning Through Intimidation" are over! Let's bring about a new day when we can care about others and succeed!

Give Others Your Passion. There is nothing this world needs more than passionate people. And people need passionate people. Living in this day and age can be tiring. The hustle and bustle of it all can wear you down and tire you out. Give your passion to others and fire them up.

Give Others Your Experience. We all have areas that we excel in and they are usually areas that we have experience in. One of the things we can do to make our lives more meaningful and be of utmost help to others is to show them the way through the experiences we have.

Give Others Your Help. All in all, what we want to do is to help others. Zig Ziglar says that if we will "help others get what they want, we will in turn get what we want." If we want to be successful, we should consider ourselves servants of other people.

—Adapted from Chris Widener &

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Monday, June 17, 2019

The Echo Of Life

A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams:

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating,
somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer: "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you!"
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;
Life will give you back everything you have given to it.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Change The Way You Look At Things

This simple and often repeated story illustrates the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking.

Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.
The first salesman reported back, "There is no potential here - nobody wears shoes."
The second salesman reported back, "There is massive potential here - nobody wears shoes."
Any problem or opportunity all comes down to how you choose to look at it!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Thoughts For Coaches & Athletes

  • There never was a champion who to himself was a good loser.
  • Never sacrifice a principle for a temporary gain.
  • Keep Learning.  Don’t think you know all the answers.
  • Pay special attention to weaknesses and correct them.
  • It takes patience to endure the monotony of repetition.
  • Prefer team victory to personal victory.
  • When you make a mistake be the first to admit.
  • The beginning and the end are always the most important.
  • Every participant should know the rules: the letter and the spirit.
  • Always treat your opponent with respect.
  • Do your best to make yourself and every other team member, squad member the best possible athlete.
  • Talk your sport up and show your enthusiasm… it’s contagious.
  • Don’t ever be caught doing nothing.
  • Courtesy is a habit with the real Sportsman.
  • One good idea put into action is worth a volume stored away in daydreams.
  • Egotism is an anesthetic provided by nature to relieve the pain of being a fool.
  • Your opponent may not be speedy, but he went by you while you were asleep.
  • Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes.
  • Hustle is the only indispensable quality of a champion.    
  • Leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
  • Every boy has more talent than he will ever develop.
  • Concentrate on what you are doing – then you won’t have time to tense up and worry.
  • Obey training rules for condition, play rules for honor and respect.
  • Set your goals high. If you aim for the gutter, that’s where you’ll end up.
  • Take a sincere interest in teammates, they will take an interest in you.
  • Think like men of action – act like men of thought.
  • We must taste our own words as they come out, as we taste food that comes in.
  • Success is measured in what the team accomplished, not how you look.
  • They daily degree of recovery from injury depends a lot on the fierce desire of the individual to fight to get well.
  • It’s a funny thing that the “wise guys” always seem to be working for the “dumb guys”.
  • If better is even possible, good is not good enough.
—Adapted from


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