“No man ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things.”
“Before you flare up at anyone’s, take time to count to ten – ten of your own.”
“No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.”
“There is a field of critics, no doubt, but we don’t remember seeing statues of any of them in the Hall of Fame.”
“The ability one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does he should do with all his might.”
“There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster
The following video is from ATTACK Athletics in Chicago and Coach Joe Boyland. Please visit their YouTube Channel to see more.
Description from the ATTACK YouTube Channel:
“At ATTACK Athletics, our philosophy is even the best athletes can get better. Our clients use film of other players to help improve their own game. The running hook is a move we teach that is used by some of the NBA’s best big men, including Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan, and Amare Stoudemire.
Edit made by ATTACK Player Development Coach Norm de Silva.”
The following comes from a magazine article I was given years ago, but the source escapes me. However, it’s definitely worth sharing.
“I don’t like to lose. I never have, I never will. The thought is repugnant to me. Because defeat means only one thing – failure to meet your objective. The trouble in America today – in business, in government, and in organizations – is that too many people are afraid of the active life, competition, and hard work. The result is that in some circles, people have come to sneer at success if it means training, sacrifice, and hard work.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The difference between winning and losing, and being the best and being near-best, is practice. Practice and hard work. Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. And that means work. Hard work.
When told he was a genius, Paderewski said: “Before I was a genius, I was a drudge.” Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results – it produces no results. Work, hard work, continuous work, is the only way to accomplish great achievements. Don’t worry about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust hard work.
It is important to dream. But it is sublime to dream and work. Faith is important. But faith fused with work is mightier. Desire is important. But work welded to desire is invincible.
Imagine life as a game in which you juggle in the air five balls named work, family, health, friends, and spirit. As you endeavor to keep them all in the air, you will soon realize that work is a rubber ball, and if you drop it, it will bounce back.
The other four balls, however, family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. Drop one of them, and the ball is irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered, never to be the same.
You must understand this fact, and strive for balance in your life.
Credit: Michigan State Men’s Basketball