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the Improvement Factor

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Excellence in the Cold

Anyone can train when the circumstances are right. Champions train no matter what the circumstances are.

Why Election Day Is Like Game 7 of the World Series

Anyone who thinks they’ve got the election won better beware. Anything can happen in Game 7 or an Election Day.

What New Year’s Says About Your Future

“It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions,” said American poet Robert Bly.

Four Things to Learn from the U.S. Open

Even if you’re not a golf fan, you can get better at whatever you do by watching the U.S. Open.

The Genius of Detail

There is genius in attention to detail. Little things make big things happen.

Unlocking Your Genius

Genius is accessible to anyone. It’s nothing more than asking the right question and spending the rest of your life trying to find the answer.

Stop Thinking About Winning!

Think about something you’d love to win: a championship, a job, etc. Now that you’ve thought of it, stop thinking about winning and start doing. This advice comes from Dr. Rob Bell in an article titled “How To Focus on the Process of Winning.” And here’s a tip of the hat to ex-NHL player Warren […]

When Teams Try to Lose

Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. Two prep basketball teams tried to lose a game. They both succeeded. And they both lost. Bigtime. We’re referring to two Tennessee prep teams who recently tried to outdo each other in losing. They deliberately committed turnovers. Both teams apparently were trying to avoid a […]

Impossible Luck

On Friday the 13th, make your own luck. If you want to be in the right place at the right time, then be in the right place more often.

Impossible Control

Know the difference between what IS impossible and what only SEEMS impossible. For instance, changing other people is impossible. Controlling yourself is possible. The sooner you let go of what truly IS impossible, the sooner you can pursue what only SEEMS possible.