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How to Win

Coaching With Perspective

“I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.” ~ Daniel Boone

“No situation has any meaning except the one you give it.” ~ Peak performance expert Dave Cross

Today’s posts concern the perspective you bring to your life, and how much your attitude affects how you live and what you achieve. For an example, you need look no further than the life and death of North Carolina State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. She died Saturday after battling cancer for two decades.

Peak performance expert Jeff Janssen offers a tribute here.

More talk on perspective comes from mental conditioning coach Gary Pritchard. It’s called “The Window Through Which We Look”

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

“That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time the neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.


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