by Dana Cavalea February 09, 2021

Hi Team..

This year- I wanted to make my best year yet.... and I hope you want the same!

So, in order to do this, I gave this year a mantra...

Ready?

WIN TODAY.

That is the mantra.

Do you know how hard that is to do?

Not because it is actually hard to WIN TODAY- but because how often are we focused on tomorrow, or next month, or the end of the quarter, or a year out, or 10-years out :) 

Quite often!

So, each time we take our focus off of winning today and get too far out in front, or for some, too far in the past, it becomes impossible to win today and to truly be at peace...

Today, I want you to WIN TODAY.

How do I do that Coach?

Do your best to win everyday...

And, to win anything, you must keep score...

YOU vs. The Day 

You + Win The Day = You Won The Day

Got it?

Simple formula. 

Here is how I do it....

#1: Do my Big 5.. (The 5-Fundmental Behaviors/ Actions I Must Take to Have Great Performance)

#2: At the end of the day, I ask 2-questions....

  • Did I do all of my work to completion and with a focus on excellence?
  • Did I do MY best?

That is it...

Only we can answer these 2-questions....

I find that when I do MY best, it truly builds self-esteem, self-belief, and brings me to a level of peace...

Because all we can do is all we can do...

That is it!

We can not do more than we can do... and we have to also work at a pace that is healthy and sustainable for us...

If we try to do too much, we fail.

If we do too little, we also fail.

We must find our pace, our capacity, and what works for us....

Then, WIN TODAY.

Do your work to completion, do your best, and stay in full alignment to your end goals, vision, and dreams...

You do that, you win.

I promise you do..

Most winning is the result of simplicity and clarity...

When you can make this simple and clear.. and not compare your game to the game of others... your results to the results of others.. you win...

This reminds me of my friend Pablo...

He is in finance and came to the US with nothing....

It took him till he was 45+ years old to generate some "cushion" as it related to his financial life...

Yet, he went on to amass the majority of his wealth over 55 years old....

Generational wealth took him 55 years to achieve...

He was focused, working at his pace, and doing the work each day.. while learning a second language at the same time.....

He Won Each Day....and in the end, he won the game he wanted to win...

Got it?

So can you...

Do not rush....

Do not do more than you can do...

Just #WINTODAY.

Got it?

Now... GO!

Start Now...

Build your snowball!

Let's go!

Your Coach,

COACH DANA CAVALEA

Listen To This Weeks Podcast: WHY WINNERS WIN. 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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