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Ben Loeb

Difficult Decisions

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“Every difficult (political) decision has an element of ambiguity, otherwise it wouldn’t be difficult.” Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, CBS Sunday Morning

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Big Moments

By Reflections

“The difference between winning and losing in a competitive match-up is who wins the big moments. How do you win the big moments? Three factors would be for you to embrace the challenge of the situation, become present-focused on the task, and to attack it with conviction.” Coach Ben Loeb

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Category: Never Give Up

By Reflections

“Never give up,” said Antonucci, who cried several times in talking with the media. “And if you can’t find a seat at the table, make your own table, and build your team and never give up. Just keep working your butt off.” Jena Antonucci; the first female trainer to win the Belmont Stakes Horse Race in the 155 years of…

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Category: Sacrifice

By Reflections

Memorial Day – reflect on the sacrifices others have made for you that led to this holiday. Honor the day by reflecting on what others have done for you that you will never know. Then reflect on the sacrifices that people have done for you that you do know. Be that person. Coach Ben Loeb

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GRIT – Is It in You?

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Listed below are three traits that when put them together describe grit. I think we all admire people that show these traits in whatever they are pursuing. Grit – in sport and life Perseverance Passion Resilience Here are some concise definitions of each trait: Perseverance – your willingness to stick to it no matter the difficulty or the resistance. Passion…

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Category: Vulnerability

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“I was struck by how vulnerable he was ready to be relatively quickly.” Mental performance consultant Paddy Steinfort, on Patrick Mahomes, the MVP Quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs before the Super Bowl; 02/12/2023 https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/meditation-and-perfecting-the-mind-how-patrick-mahomes-handles-the-super-bowl-stage/ar-AA17ooBX Coach Ben Loeb Follow-up Question: Are you willing to take risks in your life by being vulnerable to defeat while you seek something meaningful to…

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A Life Well Lived

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Sometimes it takes loss to teach us hard lessons in life. When the loss is the passing away of someone you love, the lessons can be very pronounced and deep, because of the finality of it. Those of you involved in competitive athletics that care deeply about the outcome, understand this at some level. The loss in sport can be…

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Category: Mindfulness

By Reflections

“Find the serenity inside you that represents respect for yourself and a quiet openness, that allows for self-discovery and appreciation of life.” Ben Loeb in the Saguaro National Park West near Tucson, AZ 01/04/23

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Category: Mental Excellence

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“I can still succeed, relying on my mental and emotional stability. I stay present-minded, play to the best of my ability, and focus on what is within my control.” Dr. Andrea Corn on when you are not playing your best; sport and family psychologist; from her book “Raising Your Game”

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Category: Self-Image vs Perception of Others

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“I know that when you play against me, you might not get the best perception (of me). Because I play for you not to like me. But when you’re on my team, my side, you will love me. I do everything I can for my team. You have to go out there and win the battle every single day.” Willson…

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