Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hall Of Fame

On February 23, 2009, another superb high school athlete was inducted to the Florida High School Hall of Fame.  It wasn’t surprising that the inductee excelled in basketball, football and track.  It wasn’t surprising that this 6’1” athlete repeatedly dunked … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksdriven

Thanksdriven Thank you for the doubters.  They make me work twice as hard and twice as long. Thank you for the failures.  They have created opportunities for improvement.  They have humbled me and corrected my incorrect path. Thank you for … Continue reading

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19,341′

He was standing, if you can call it that, under a sign that made him smile.  “Congratulations!  You are now at Uhuru Peak.  Africa’s highest point.”  He trained for 12 months and it took him a grueling 7 days to … Continue reading

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5000 miles

In the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Ethiopian Mamo Wolde won the marathon gold medal with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 26 seconds.  This was only Ethiopia’s second gold medal at that time.  As he crossed the finish … Continue reading

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34 of 34

At the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Omar Dallal swam his hardest!  He had trained and trained and trained.  He was the fastest 400 hundred meter freestyle swimmer in his country.  At fifteen years old, he carried the weight of his … Continue reading

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Second Place is the First Loser – Maybe Not

Second Place is the First Loser – Maybe Not Winning is everything.  After all, it is the reason we compete.  No matter what motivates you to succeed, winning feels good.  Winning strokes our ego.  It is what we anticipate, when … Continue reading

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48/8

48/8 Everybody, at some point, has used the term 24/7.  When we use this term we are describing our time commitment to something.  If you are doing something 24/7, you are doing it all the time.  When we say this, … Continue reading

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Are you doing your better?

It’s easy for us to think that we are doing our best.  Unfortunately, we think we actually know what our best is.  But, how can we?  How can we possibly know what is our best?  Can’t we always do better?  … Continue reading

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