by Dana Cavalea June 05, 2019

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Hey Team....

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year...

The week of the Belmont...

For those who have been following me for a while, you know I am a HUGE fan of horse racing... 

From the breeding to the training to the racing....

There is something about the entire process of developing a Champion from birth that really fascinates me...

From understanding the blood lines to reading the body and movements of a horse to know if that horse is "dealing" with something that they are unable to verbalize...

Pretty cool.

And, since I grew up in NY, the Belmont is the race that means the most to me...

From watching Secretariat win by over 20 lengths....

To watching American Pharoah and Justify most recently win the triple crown....

The lesson that horse racing provides us is simple: 

YOU MUST RUN YOUR OWN RACE....

Horses sometimes look at the other horses... and then immediately, the trainers put BLINDERS on the horse... so they can stay focused, in their lane, and focused on their race.....

You see, although most horses look the same, outside of some minor color variations, they are all unique and different...

Different personalities, different running styles, and they all respond to different techniques of training ... much like us Humans...

But the one thing that can get a horse in trouble, is looking left or right....

And it can also quickly THROW the Jockey off the horse if the horse starts looking left or right.....

So, take the lesson here....

You will be thrown off your course if you start putting your head on a swivel...

Stay focused on your goals, your dreams, your destiny, your calling, and forget what everybody else is doing...

That is their race, not yours.

There are no two ways to win, but there is a sure way to lose: Looking at others and copying them....

Stop that.

Determine the best routines for you.

Determine the best habits for you.

Determine the best way of doing things for you.

Then do it.

Do it with 100% ALL-IN Commitment and Attitude.

Believe in yourself.

Never quit unless you gave it your all and it just is not working....

Run your own race my friends...

I will see you at the finish line...

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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