1908 Cubs vs. 1948 Indians

It is hard to believe that two of the most prominent professional baseball teams that have not won a World Series in many years are now facing each other. It is exciting enough to see your city’ baseball team make it to this final games, but it is even sweeter when these two teams have made it despite the many years of trying and trying. Whoever the winner will be, it will be a joyous …

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Values

In a recent talk to a basketball team, we addressed the issue of value. Value is understood as a core principle that one aspires and commits to live by. When the team identified what values each member was expected to live by, the entire basketball team reached a unified understanding that, what is really important is not so much focusing on the end result, but rather living by principles that promote cohesion, respect, and responsibility. …

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I am nervous or I feel nervous

I often hear athletes expressing the nervousness they experience either prior or during a match as something they own or are. They often say, “I am so nervous.” But, do they own such a feeling or are they just sensing in their bodies such a discomfort? There is a major difference between “I am” vs. “I feel” an emotion. Whenever we express an emotion as something we own, for example “I am”, it will more …

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How do you approach learning?

Whether we are athletes or not, we all experience ups and downs wanting achieve our goals. There is not such a thing as making progress in a steady straight line. There will always be happy moments and disappointing moments. If we use disappointing moments as opportunities to learn, then a habit is created. However, if we use disappointing moments to blame others, a habit is equally created. When we listen to successful people, they all …

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Wimbledon, Euro Cup, and Women’s US Open Golf

What a weekend of fantastic sport achievements and so much to learn from the winners!!! After losing her last two finals, Serena Williams wins her 22nd Grand Slam tennis championship tying Steffi Graf for second as all-time winners. Andy Murray wins Wimbledon after losing the 2016 finals of the Australian and French Opens. Portugal, the underdog, wins their first EURO Cup in the country’s history. Brittany Lang wins her first major championship in her 10-year …

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