"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." "Consider the rights of others before your own feelings and the feelings of others before your own rights." "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." "It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it." "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." "The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team." "Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." "Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." "Never mistake activity for achievement." "Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then." "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." "Be prepared and be honest." "Be quick, but don't hurry." "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." "What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player." "Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character." "A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." "I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent." "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" "If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." "It isn't what you do, but how you do it." "Ability is a poor man's wealth."
During the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, a very small mental error cost shooter Matt Emmons the Olympic gold medal. He lost this once-in-a-lifetime award because the stress winning a gold medal caused him to miss a critical step in his routine – a mental breakdown – before he executed his final shot. With a commanding lead going into the final shot, Emmons forgot to check the number on the target he was supposed to shoot! Not only was this an embarrassing mistake, but one that carried a costly consequence—the loss of the Olympic gold medal! After the tournament, Emmons said that he was so focused on staying calm during his last shot that he cross-fired or shot at the wrong target–a mental game error that cost him the gold medal. No one knows for sure what caused Emmons mental error, but perhaps it was caused by the pressure of the moment and he just forgot a simple step in his routine. Only Emmons knows the real story, which lead to this avoidable tragedy in his athletic career. This story highlights just how important it is to have your head in the game before you start the game or play. In addition, as an expert with nearly two decades in the sports psychology field, I have the skills and experience to teach you how to avoid mistakes and other mental obstacles so you maximize your athletic performance.
As a teacher, I struggle to make writing important to students. You can threaten them with knowledge that they will need to be decent writers to get by in life, you can show people how to write a better paragraph—just like you can give advice to an athlete about her batting stance…but if your mind isn’t in it…if your heart isn’t in it…your interest isn’t in it…will any at bat be successful? So what can we do to make your time at home plate a success? ….
To do this, you have to find out what works for you. You have to give up some habits you think work and try new things that actually work. You need to find a way to get your mind and heart into it…even if you have to fake it to make it. Or not…. But while I have your attention, we will work on at least coming close to discovering your peak performance state for writing. What you need to do, think, and feel to improve.
When you deduct something in math, what does that mean? Names like Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGuire may never be INDUCTED into the Baseball Hall of Fame because…?
Going from a broad, general idea to specifics. From big to little. Starting with that big transformer dude, and eventually ending up with all the little ones that he is made up of. Starting with the cake and then coming up with the ingredients. Therefore, inductive logic is….