Thursday, January 26, 2017


Few things are more important that having confidence and belief in yourself and your abilities.  Of course what is sometimes overlooked is all the preparation and hard work that must come before -- otherwise you are dealing with false bravado.  

In his book "Go For The Magic," Pat Williams told a great story about hitting great and Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

During Musial's playing days with the St. Louis Cardinals, one of his teammates entered the clubhouse whistling and obviously in a great mood.  As he walked past Musial he said, "I feel like I'm getting two hits today.  Every feel like that Stan?"

In which Musial replied with a smile, "Every day!"

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


"Some people want everything to be perfect before they're willing to commit themselves to anything.  But commitment always precedes achievement.  I am told that in the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse effectively runs out of oxygen after the first half mile, and he goes the rest of the way on heart.  That's why all great athletes recognize it's importance.  NBA legend Michael Jordan explains that 'heart is what separates the good from the great.'  If you want to make a difference...look in your heart to see if you're really committed. 

From "The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader" by John Maxwell