“I think my tenure as a coach is coming to a close. I tell my players that, I tell my children that, because all I care about is all the things he just talked about. I think the things that I used to look at on a scorecard that were really important, those things don’t matter at all anymore. So I spend a lot less time as a coach than I once did, and I spend a lot more time trying to help them grow ...[Read More]
Leaders don’t conform to the consensus. They create a consensus to their vision and goals. Leaders don’t change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue. Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create a better future. Leaders are not dogmatic. They are princip ...[Read More]
“Boxing is a sport of self-control. You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you… Fear is a friend of exceptional people.” – Cus D’Amato
“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own – not of the same blood and birth, but the same m ...[Read More]
“According to Seneca, the Greek word Eutemia is one we should think of often. It is the sense of our own path and how to stay on it without getting distracted by all the others that intersect it. It’s not about beating or having more than the other guy. It’s about being what you are and being as good as possible at it without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it. It’s about ...[Read More]
The truth is not trendy; it remains constant through time and unaffected by opinion or culture. – John Bevere
Don’t worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you.