What Champions Read

Notre Dame Football Locker Room SignThis message is short and to-the-point.

NOTHING you accomplish means anything if you’re not an honorable person. Regardless of how much money you make, how many games you win, or what the outside world may say about you, you’ll always be a loser if you fail to live up to basic character values.

How does a person of integrity act? At the minimum, he follows the four “Irish Commandments” Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly has hung up on the team’s locker room wall… [click to continue…]

Tony DungyWe hear so much about the power of positive thinking that it’s easy to sometimes blow it off or roll our eyes at the concept. And it’s true, some well-meaning people get so excited about the benefits of positive thinking that they make it sound like the be-all, end-all solution for every problem—they forget that relentless positive ACTION and hard work is also required to make dreams happen.

But the fact is, positive thinking IS a crucial component of the “warrior mindset” required for success.

And positive thinking isn’t “easy.” It requires discipline and commitment to develop a positive, can-do mindset.

Tony Dungy is one of only three people ever to win a Super Bowl both as a player and as a head coach. Here’s his advice regarding the power of positive thinking… [click to continue…]

Lon KrugerWe all want to achieve our goals as quickly as possible. It’s human nature. When we want something, we want it sooner and not later. Of course, big goals usually require a long-term commitment and that requires patience.

How do you keep your eyes on the ultimate prize when it still seems so far away? How do you stay motivated for the long-term when facing short-term setbacks and obstacles you wish you had already overcome?

Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger offers this powerful advice…  [click to continue…]

Merril HogeNever underestimate the power of self-talk. How we talk to ourselves generates positive energy or negative energy, confidence or insecurity, an “I can do it” attitude or a “poor me” attitude.

Former NFL running back, current NFL analyst, and inspirational cancer survivor Merril Hoge offers three life-changing words that need to be at the forefront of your self-talk repertoire… [click to continue…]

Lou HoltzMomentum is an important factor in achieving our goals.

There are times when we find ourselves on the positive side of momentum where it seems like we can do no wrong as we pile up victories or sales. At other times, we find ourselves on the negative side of momentum where it feels like everything is going against us and we just can’t stop the bleeding. We find ourselves wondering, what do I have to do to regain my momentum and get back on track?

The good news is that, like most things that determine our success or failure, momentum is a choice we get to make. Lou Holtz explains… [click to continue…]

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