by Dana Cavalea July 17, 2019

Hey Team...

Wanted to reach out before I head to my rehab for a few hours.....

Last night, I was doing a call with my two buddies... 

We talk every week about life and what we are dealing with...

We help and coach each other...

Both are former Pro Baseball Players and now have their own businesses....

I had to share my "back-going-out" story with them last night...

As embarrassing as it is to be The Coach and be down with a busted back, it felt good to share with these special men...

I told them I have been home for the past 5-days, leaving once to go see the Yankees Team Doc....

I have had a lot of quiet time....

Time to think..

Time to reflect....

And, I also realized that I was a bit nuts in how much I was doing, trying to do, and how under some unbelievable time pressures and timelines... (all self-induced)....

My buddy Kevin said, "D- maybe you are being told something..."

"Sometimes we have to have situations like this happen so we can really do a solid intake.... you see, most type A, high performers... well, they never stop. They have to be stopped in order to stop."....

So true.

My Coaching Agency is built on that premise.....

When you have any kind of pain, man you can also quickly get down in your spirits...

Questioning yourself, your routines, your habits, how you do things....

This is what Kev told me, "D, remember, sometimes you have to Faith IT, to make IT."....

Meaning, know, believe, that you will be back... but in a different way...

You will get yourself moving again...

You will prevail....

And that is today's message for everyone today....

Where in life can you Faith IT till you make IT?

Where are you holding yourself back?

Where are you maybe working too hard overcompensating for your own fears and doubts?

Instead, I encourage you to BELIEVE.

Believe and trust that all will work out... that is supposed to...

Now, it is still your JOB to work hard every day...

But if you are forcing things.. .STOP.

What you force is never worth it...

Instead, work hard, push a little, work hard, push some more, and over time, you will be where you want and need to be...

I relate it to chopping wood...

Chop each day and over time, you will have a pile of wood...

That is, chop the same tree each day...

Don't run around chopping a little here and a little there....

Chop on one tree.

Focus on one thing.

Focus on what you are great at and double down on it....

That is how you become great over time....

And, my friends, there will be much less resistance and you will love the mundane work you do everyday... because it will lead you to a pile of wood!!

Wood is symbolic of your riches....of your success...

Now, go GET IT!

COACH DANA CAVALEA

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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