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“Beginners are many; finishers are few.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of winning. It helps us get better results. And better results help us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning – and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
A Life Without Limits
Book Overview: Chrissie Wellington is the world’s No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. Her victory in Kona, Hawaii in 2007 finishing in 9:08:45 – five minutes ahead of her nearest rival – was described as the ‘biggest upset in Ironman history’ and ‘a remarkable feat, deemed to be near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships’. This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl – a ‘sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene’ – became a world champion. Click here for more info!
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What is your life’s biggest success? How many tries did it take you before you reached it? Would you agree that those tries gave you the experience and wisdom you needed to finally succeed?
…And why you should always put forth your best effort the first time, be courageous, and never be satisfied with where you are because of how far you have yet to go!
“Many athletes have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don’t focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You’ve never heard of them — and you never will. It’s true in sports and it’s true everywhere in life. Hard work is the difference. Very hard work.” ~ John Wooden
“I never yelled at my players much. That would have been artificial stimulation, which doesn’t last very long. I think it’s like love and passion. Passion won’t last as long as love. When you are dependent on passion, you need more and more of it to make it work. It’s the same with yelling.” ~ John Wooden
“Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ~ John Wooden
…And how to harness one of the greatest powers on earth… Heart power.
“You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“After all the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written, and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and after all the pomp and fanfare have faded, the enduring thing that is left is the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” ~ Vince Lombardi
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