Kyrie Irving – “My dad is the reason I wear #11”

This Nike commercial dropped on Thanksgiving day and what a great way to give thanks.  Drederick Irving was a single father raising two young children.  Drederick had NBA potential, even having a tryout with the Celtics in 1992, before the loss of his wife, Elizabeth, changed everything.  Like any father would, he put his dreams on hold to provide for his children.  The commercial is a heartwarmin ...[Read More]

“In taking up another’s cross, one must sometimes get crushed by the weight.”

Paul Kalanithi

John Wooden on wisdom

we should NEVER let ambition cause us to SACRIFICE our integrity or diminish our EFFORTS in other [areas]. However, we need to REMEMBER that we never REACH a serious goal unless we have the INTENTION of doing so.

Man vs. Time

Man vs. Time

It’s crazy to think that, at some point, we’re not going to have a second chance to do what we want to do for the rest of our life. Understand what that means.  At one point, we’re not going to have a second chance to do what we want to do for the rest of our life. So tell me, what are you willing to sacrifice to live that lifestyle that you want to live? How hard will you push t ...[Read More]

The success iceberg

success iceberg

For all of the success that is observable, we know what is beneath the surface.  Keep crushing it!

Why I succeed?

Why I succeed?

I succeed because I am willing to do what others are not. I will fight against the odds. I will sacrifice. I am not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. I feel those emotions – drink them and swallow them after they happened. I am motivated by accomplishment, not pride. Pride consumes the weak – kills their heart from within. If I fall – I will get up. If I am beaten – I ...[Read More]

I use the word hungry to describe what I mean when I talk about desire.  Being hungry provides you with the physical and mental energies necessary for success.  The sacrifices that are necessary become easier  when one places a goal or objective at a high level.

Ara Parseghian