Making Every Effort a Best Effort

“You are either on the wave or off the wave, you can’t be kinda on it.” – Laird Hamilton, big wave surfer Nobody gets to the top of their game without effort, but it’s not just effort on competition day that sorts the winners from the losers. In sport, far more time will be spent […]

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Positive Mental Attitude

“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey Positive thoughts lead to positive actions, and positive actions lead to positive outcomes, but learning how to see things positively doesn’t mean wearing rose-tinted glasses. In fact, it means being able to see things exactly as they are. […]

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The Success Cycle

“To achieve great things, you have first to believe it.” – Arsene Wenger Not all training sessions go well, and not all competitions go your way. As the saying goes, you can’t win ’em all, but to be a champion athlete, you must approach each training session and every competition with a positive attitude and […]

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Think Like a Winner

“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi Setting yourself a goal is the first step towards turning that goal into a reality. Taking action becomes the next step, and the next, and the next… However, to get from where you are to where you want […]

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Action Steps

“There is only one proof of ability – action.” – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach Getting to the top in any sport is not an overnight process.  Athletes who become champions do so because they dedicate themselves to their sport and to becoming the best they can be. Achieving excellence is a process that can span years, so […]

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Getting Things Done

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso No amount of planning can get you anywhere unless you take action on those plans. Successful people are doers. They think, they listen, they learn, and they do what needs to be done to get from where they are to where they want to […]

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Massive Action and Focused Action

“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal.” – Elbert Hubbard Taking massive action is a well-promoted approach to achieving goals and getting things done, but is it the best approach? Well, it can be an […]

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Creating Your Own Positive Vibe

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha Ever get a good or a bad feeling about something? Ever wondered where that feeling comes from? Believe it or not, it’s coming from your thoughts. When you think positively, you create positive energy – a good vibe, and when you […]

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Keep Your Focus On Your Positive Outcome

“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.” – Jeff Bezos Imagine if Jeff Bezos had chosen to focus his thoughts on the potential for his online bookstore idea to fail; imagine if Mark Zuckerberg […]

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A Positive “Inner Game” Creates Positive Actions

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan When Michael Jordan said, “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation,” what did he mean, exactly? If you’ve just lost the most important game in your entire career, that’s a pretty negative situation, so how is it even possible to turn […]

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