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I wasn’t much for Statistics class in Graduate School.  The professor was a kind gentleman from Korea, with a very strong accent and a stronger mind.  He was funny, approachable, and a terrible teacher.  For some reason, he related each

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startled

  *photo credit: http://weknowyourdreams.com/fear.html When I am coaching, I very rarely raise my voice (read “yell”) to get my athletes’ attention.  Because we still exist with three distinct and symbiotic brains, we have literally no control over some of our responses.

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now

For my team: It’s time. It’s time to start. It’s time to start believing. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief that you are different. That your

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elastic

The Weight of Expectation can be a difficult burden to carry. We push up against the next level, and sometimes it pushes back.  It’s like pushing against strong elastic.  The closer we get to that level, and the more the elastic is

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razor

We have decisions in our lives that are razor-thin. We often don’t realize how huge the impact of those decisions are, until much later. There is much to do, and little time to do it.  We are called to be

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46

So I turned 46 on April 15th.  I don’t much care, since 46 is not really a “big” birthday.  I suppose the one cool thing about it is that I am now officially closer to 50 than I am to

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why

I train.  I exercise.  I work out.  All pretty much mean the same thing. I train because when I do, I am a better version of me.  I am a better husband, a better father, and a better son.  I

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go

Jim Collin’s calls it “The 20-mile march.”  Seth Godin urges us to ship.  Nike says “Just do it.”  Many others have said it in as many ways: We need to do the hard work, despite it being hard. I have

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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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integrity

This is the fourth part in a series exploring the idea and application of “GRIT.” For the past few days, I have been trying to find an angle for this post that took the discussion of integrity past a discussion of

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