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THE BEST WORK HARD

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions, the best players are the hardest workers.” – Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. I spent most of my youth getting by on talent.  I was big for my age.  It helped me athletically.  I could read and do the math, and that helped me get by in school, to […]

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THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE

“Everything you want is on the other side of ‘hard’.” – CJ McCollum, NBA player McCollum is a story of overachievement.  He was undersized.  Played college basketball at a non-descript school.  Was a long shot to be an NBA player but he has worked his way to being a first-round draft pick and is a solid star in […]

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REACHING BEYOND YOUR PRESENT SITUATION

“If you’re going to win, win gracefully. If you’re going to love, love faithfully. If you’re going to learn, learn by teaching. If you’re going to fall, fall reaching.” I scribbled the refrain from this country song in my Bible almost 30 years ago. At the time, I was working on a “plant turn around” […]

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IMAGINE, DESIRE, BELIEVE & ACT

Skip Bertman is a Hall of Fame baseball coach from LSU.  I watched a documentary about his legacy on ESPN recently.  Here’s a quote all his players over decades can repeat: “If you can vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon a goal, it will come to pass.” There are four verbs: […]

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