by Dana Cavalea June 18, 2019

Hey Team...

So, it is just about full throttle summer time here in the New York Area...

Now, as much as I love the warm weather, there are few things that come along with it....

Like bugs.... and these damn spider webs that seem to hit me in the face every morning that I walk to my car!

Everyday, there seems to be a new series of webs....

These are some fast working spiders... let me tell you that!

And, many days, when I get through the first wall of webs.. .there is another one waiting for me...

If there was a camera taping me each morning, it would bring a lot of laughs...

But as I think about breaking through these webs... I realized it is just another part of daily life that is really symbolic of what it takes to move through life's process...

Everyday we are going to have to break through webs....

Most of which are in our own mind...

We have to break through the excuses....

  • I am too tired.
  • I am not good enough.
  • I have never done that before.
  • That person is better than me.
  • That will never work.
  • I can't get that promotion.
  • That person really deserves it more than I do.
  • We just don't have a winning team.
  • My employees and team is the problem.


And, just like spider webs, the only way to get through them is to BREAK-THROUGH THEM...


You can do it. But you have to be primed and ready.

I always say, you must CATCH THE PATTERN.

Your mind works in patterns of thought. Usually they are repetitive and theme based.. which is scary because we can very easily reinforce some really crappy stuff... and over time, it becomes the primary mode of operation as it relates to our being...

  • This is why fat people stay fat.
  • Low confidence people stay low confidence.
  • Broke people stay broke.
  • Those that lose, continue to lose.
  • Players that are in a slump, stay in a slump.

Now, those are the negatives, but it is also the same reason why....

  • People in great shape stay in great shape.
  • High confidence people keep gaining steam and self-esteem.
  • High net work people keep getting richer.
  • Players that are on a streak, stay on a streak
  • Those that win, just keep on winning.

It is really this simple.  You must break the pattern. Or, as I like to say BRAKE THE PATTERN because you have to hit the brakes to change direction.

Remember this... In order to BRAKE IT, you first have to CATCH IT.

Since most people have no awareness of their moment to moment thoughts, you must first take an inventory on what you are thinking...

Then, and only then can you start to turn the ship.

Let's GO!

Chase Greatness.


Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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