by Dana Cavalea January 30, 2020

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Hi Team..

I got up thinking about the word: DEFENSE.

Defense. The opposite of Offense.

I wanted to ask you, "Do you play more offense? Or, more defense?"

Based on what I see and hear on a daily basis, there is a lot of defense being played.

Many are playing defense to protect themselves...

In some instances, it is good. Ex. Saving some money for a rainy day....

In most instances though, defense will kill your instincts.

It will flat line you, your creativity, your decision making, and your belief in yourself- which, will inhibit you from challenging yourself.

The World is conditioned to play defense though.

I mean after all, one of the most profitable business categories in the World is Insurance!

We pay all this cash for insurance- most of us going a full lifetime never even receiving any benefits from our on-time payments. 


The winners play offense.

Don't be scared.

In life, you must be on the offense. You must attack. The odds are in your favor. Results favor the bold.

If most are playing defense- waiting for things to happen- more often more bad than good- if you are on the hunt, you have a legitimate chance to put points on the board.

Be excited that you are in the game...

Be excited that you are playing offense..

That is how you generate real results in life..

Think about how many people are sitting at desks today just taking it...

They are accepting: This is my life... 

No good.

Not this team.

Today- I demand you to take a step forward....

Take a small risk...

  • It may be making a call that could have rejection on the other end...
  • It could be talking to your Leadership and asking for more...
  • It could be challenging the Team you lead to be more, do more...
  • It could be you challenging yourself to stop making those excuses that hold you back...

It could be you finally stop seeing the World as a place that is out to get you-and, instead, going on the OFFENSE.


You may fail, but that is the way to winning.

Deal with it.

Be ready for it.

Be excited for rejection as much as you are victory.

That is what winners do. They get in the game.

That is what YOU DO.

Let's GO!

Your Coach,


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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January 24, 2023

Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
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