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Beating the Odds

Enjoy the Journey

Here’s a quote that takes us beautifully into 2012:

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit,” said Denis Waitley.

What a perfect message for you and those around you! Whether it’s a sports season, a business venture, or anything at all, enjoy the journey.

It’s not always easy, of course. Life has its peaks and valleys. But if you can breathe deeply, look at the sky occasionally, and keep your eyes on your goal, then the journey belongs to you.

Too many people have reached their goal, only to find it hollow and unsatisfying. That’s because they were so busy getting to the goal that they forgot to live. How does the song go? You’ve got to stop and smell the roses.

This is more than just touchy-feely stuff. It’s at the heart of peak performance. Psychologists remind athletes to get into the process, and forget about the product. Once you’ve set your goal, the concentrate on doing the things necessary for you to reach your goal.

Legendary basketball coach Dean Smith, reflecting on his great career, doesn’t mention the titles. He remembers the people.

Share this with your team, whatever that team may be. Enjoy the journey!


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