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Category: Mindfulness

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“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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Categories: Confidence & Effort

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“You’ve got to give our players, and everybody associated with our program a ton of credit for just believing and believing in the journey and doing things the right way and understanding that you get rewarded by doing things the right way and preparing.” Sonny Dykes; TCU football coach on making the final four in college football www.stltoday.com

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Category: Focus

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“The importance of managing your attention to improve performance and life satisfaction is incredibly valuable. Once we learn to manage our attention effectively, and anchor our focus to the present moment, we are capable of tapping into flow states using individual flow triggers.” Kelsey Hushek; Mental & Physical Performance Coach LinkedIn

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Category: Will to Win

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“What I saw from the group was tremendous amount of focus, especially leading into the game; you could tell they’re locked in. The end of the game is really what I’m most proud of, because it’s the mark of determination and extreme amount of effort and resiliency to hang in there and get the win and not buckle.” U.S. World…

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Category: Gratitude

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“Be grateful for having the opportunity to play this kind of big game. It’s a real honor to be in this position to be able to test yourself physically, mentally, emotionally. We know it’s our toughest test of the year. And I think we’re going to find that we’re made of the right stuff.” Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh’s message…

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Categories: Confidence, Adversity, Handling Success

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“Yes, there’s skill, but a big separator at this level is how people approach the mental side of the game and a lot of that is instilled in confidence and adversity and the foundation you have for how you handle both. But (also) how do you handle success? I don’t think that’s talked about enough. Oli Marmol; St. Louis Cardinals…

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Category: Mindset

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“I think that definitely rubbed off on me (to play with “Joy” and “Enjoy” the season). He affected me in that way, and I think that joy of playing the game — it led me to play better and also have more fun doing it.” Paul Goldschmidt; St. Louis Cardinals on becoming the National League MVP 2022; words of advice…

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Category: Motivation

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“I honestly, really think that people in here are not scared to compete — and they are not scared to fail. From Day 1, winning drives every single person. We put a lot of that pressure on ourselves in practice, so when those situations come, we’re ready for them.” Alex Bregman; third baseman for the Houston Astros after winning the…

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