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Beating the Odds

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What’s Your Response to Criticism?

Everyone gets criticized one time or another. But when you’re attacked, it helps to have a sense of worth that comes from having accomplished things.

What Wrestling Did for Tom Cruise

It brought together forces that would shape his own life as a “Mission Impossible.”

What Will You Be Three Weeks From Now?

What you are today need not be what you can become.

The Mental Skill That Decided the Super Bowl

If you can improve at this skill, you will win in sports and in life.

What Successful Teams Have More Than Anything Else

Team culture means everything., maybe even more than the coaching.

How to be a hero

Jackie Robinson, born 98 years ago today, proved you don’t need to fly or wear a cape to be a hero.

The Best Story in Super Bowl History

You can stay with what’s safe or you can pursue the improbable.

Excellence in the Cold

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

Obama As Sport Psychologist

The president’s remarks at Pearl Harbor sound very much like the ones sport psychologists use to help athletes perform at their best.

There’s No Such Thing as 2017

Sounds like the year 2017 has its hands full. The ball in Times Square hadn’t even dropped, and millions were looking to the new year to clean up the mess of 2016. That’s a lot of responsibility to heap on a recent arrival. Don’t make the mistake of counting on 2017, for the simple reason […]