by Dana Cavalea February 16, 2021

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Hi Team...

Yesterday was one of those days....

A mix of work (1.5hrs.) and the rest was a day of exercise, relaxing, and recharging the batteries...

But, that 1.5hrs. time-block was  a total home-run...

I knew yesterday was a day I needed to regroup, recover, and mentally prep for a very busy 4-day, I quit trying to do a bunch of stuff and focused on regeneration of mind, body, and spirit!

Last week, I was talking to Grammy Award Winning Singer/ Songwriter, Zach Williams and he was telling me that there was a point in his life where he had to quit also...

He was traveling through Europe, pursuing his dream of being a Rockstar and then one day on his tour- he quit.

He quit his band.

He flew home and took two years off from his dream.

And- if he knew, if it was meant to be, it would be there when he was ready....

Would you have the confidence to do that?

He did not make it yet either....

But, he realized that he was exhausted, making bad choices, and just not being his best.. so, he quit...

Which reminds me of a chapter in my book, Habits of a Champion titled: Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up.

It is true.

By Zach going home, rebuilding himself and his relationship with his wife and kids- he was then ready....

And, it was after this point that he went on to move to Nashville, write a blockbuster first album, do a duet with Dolly Parton, and go on to get his Grammy award.

He realized that if he did not take this pause- and stop chasing success for that moment- he would never reach his peak.. and he was right.

The theme of many that I work with of BURNOUT is still presenting itself over the past 3 weeks... so I wanted to share this story about Zach....

You see, we put so much pressure on ourselves and put wild timelines to our goals that the pressure eats us up- it kills our passion and therefore we are living in a state of pressure overload...

Sometimes, we just have to step back...

Slow down to speed up....

Shift focus temporarily to revive ourselves and our spirits...

Then, anything is possible...

Even more than we originally believed to be possible!

That is what is possible for you!

Let's go.

Win Today.


To listen to my talk with Zach Williams, Click Here.

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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