Happy Monday! We are back at it for another week of winning!
And, since we are talking about winning, I wanted to share a lesson with you today that I hope can accelerate your process as we head into the week...
PREPARE FOR VICTORY.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY.
These are 2-quotes that had been hanging in Yankee Stadium and our Minor League Complex for years.....
George Steinbrenner was a big fan of General Douglas MacArthur and prior to owning the Yankees, was an aspiring football coach from Ohio....
He brought that passion and fire with him to baseball once he made it big in his fathers ship-building business.....
But, the reason I write these 2-quotes to you today is because YOU are a High Performer.
YOU demand excellence out of yourself.
YOU see something bigger for yourself.
YOU have a conviction that sits inside you that brings you closer to victory each day.
My question to you is this: ARE YOU PREPARED?
Are you prepared for the victory you are seeking and chasing?
Legendary Alabama Football Coach, Paul "BEAR" Bryant would tell his players, we will practice, plan, and prepare 1-hour for every Minute of play.
So, for a 1-hour football game, they would prepare 60 hours.
60 minutes = 60 hours.
It sounds crazy, right? But think about your life.
Are you still preparing?
Or, are you just showing up because you "prepared" in school....
You "prepared" during your internship way back when...
You "prepared" when you were younger.
Now, if you are more seasoned at your work, of course you feel prepared, or more prepared than when you were just starting out.
But, are you still studying?
Are you preparing your body and mind to deal with the new pressures, stressors, and leadership/management obstacles you will face?
Are you preparing yourself through "thought discipline" each day?
Not allowing the negative, crap to take over your mind?
You see, we can practice and prepare so much more than we do. We just need to change our mindset from ARRIVED to that of "ON A MISSION" with the destination being VICTORY.
When you pull into the Train Station of Success, the board says "ARRIVING: VICTORY"...
Is it a corny analogy? Yes.
But we can not settle. We can not just accept who we are today as the end result.
That will keep you hungry.
Keep that fire burning.
And, most importantly, keep you chasing greatness in all that you do through diligent, daily preparation.
COACH DANA CAVALEA