The Importance of “Grit” in Sport Performance

“We define grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress.” – Angela Duckworth We could debate where “talent comes from but I’m sure we can all agree that talent alone is not enough to succeed in […]

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Developing Purpose and A Life Well Lived

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” – Leo Rosten What’s your life purpose? Maybe you have an answer, maybe you don’t, but something […]

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Doing What Matters

“Most of us have two lives: the life we live and the un-lived life within us. Between the two stands resistance.” – Steven Pressfield Let’s cut straight to the chase: being busy doesn’t equate to getting stuff done. You might be doing a ton of stuff every day, week after week, month after month, but […]

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The Power of Purpose

“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle If you’ve ever questioned the point of it all or found yourself dragging your heels through life, asking, “Is this all there is?” then you may be living a life without purpose. In effect, your purpose is your reason for […]

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 Confidence, Failure and Keeping Moving Forward

 “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett clearly knew a thing or two about confidence when he said, “Fail again. Fail better.” You see, failure is generally viewed as a negative happening that knocks your confidence, but it can in fact be a positive confidence […]

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Developing a Confident State of Mind

Confidence is a state of mind, it’s all about the way you think and what you focus on. When you feel confident, you think and act positively, but when you don’t feel so confident, negative thoughts are never far from your mind, right? With negative thoughts at the forefront of your mind, self-doubt creeps in […]

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