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Chase

This summer, I spent a great deal of time watching videos and reading books and articles about coaching.  One particular website has struck a chord with me.  “What Drives Winning” features some of the most prominent collegiate, Olympic, and professional

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vc

A virtuous cycle is a chain of events that reinforces itself through some type of feedback loop, with advantageous or positive results.  As the cycle develops, it is strengthened. Despite appearances, a virtuous cycle isn’t self-propagating.  If the cycle doesn’t

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starting

I have been listening to a wonderful speaker lately, by the name of Graham Cooke.  A lot of his teachings have to do with our reframing ourselves.  Rather than seeing ourselves as starting from a place of weakness, defeat, sin,

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1000

I don’t enjoy a lot of TV programs.  I want to, and there seem to be a lot of shows that many people enjoy.  I have done searches on the Internet for “Best New TV shows” or “Best Shows of

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tension

My students have asked several times if we could play tug-of-war after classes.  My response is always the same.  “No!”  I get that this has been a classic game played in PE classes and among friends.  I actually rather like

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recovery

It’s been an interesting few weeks.  A handful of athletes on our team have been injured.  There is also a pretty nasty virus that has been going through the Metro area, temporarily knocking down more members from our team, including

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relentless

The word “relent” means to melt, soften, or dissolve.  Isn’t that interesting?  I understood that to relent meant to quit or give up.  What I now more fully understand is the process of relenting.  Relenting can be a gradual process.

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tenacity

This is the fifth installment in a series about GRIT.  The first few posts talked about what one definition of GRIT is, and about how Gratitude, Resilience, and Integrity fit this model.  The final part of GRIT, for our purposes,

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dirty

We are blessed to live in a country where we have access to clean water and ready ways to bathe.  We have technologies and tools that allow us to keep clean and fresh-smelling nearly all the time.  Wake up with

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feast

Much of the time, eating for me is a fairly utilitarian affair.  I recognize that my body burns energy and needs the sources of that energy to be replaced, in order for me to be more productive and healthy.  There

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