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Archive for May, 2011

The Power of You

A quick post today before the holiday weekend. I just saw a wonderful quote from Plato. It goes like this: “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.” It sounds like my favorite quote, which is “Some people think the battle is against others. The winner understands the struggle is within the self.” People […]

Before Drills

I just attended the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ annual clinic in San Antonio. Sue Semrau, coach of the women’s team at Florida State, gave a knockout talk on “Building a Program.” She relayed one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. “If you’re going to build ships, don’t hand out wood and nails, or […]

What Motivates People?

This article from US News sheds some light on what motivates children and adolescents. It compares and contrasts pupils in the United States and China. It says that up to a certain age, pupils in both countries are motivated by a desire to please their parents. Then things change. As they move into adolescence, according […]

Changing Beliefs

You gotta believe! That’s what the New York Mets said in 1973 when they went from last place all the way to the World Series. That’s what the Detroit Red Wings are saying as they try to rebounded from a 3-0 Stanley Cup deficit to defeat the San Jose Sharks. But what is real belief? […]

High School Popularity

With Graduation Day coming, millions of kids will soon be taking the big step into high school. It’s an experience they will remember for the rest of their life, good or bad. Some of these kids will be popular; some will be geeks. In a book titled “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth,” author Alexandra […]