This post is a story is from the United States Olympic Committe(USOC) Curriculum Series. I think it shows what commitment can look like at a high level. The account is about the speed skater Dan Jansen. Dan Jansen grew up in a Wisconsin family of nine kids. He loved to skate - the faster, the … Continue reading Mile 20: The ideal of Commitment
Just for a scalable understanding, supposed you have to complete a job that needs your skill level to be at 13 but you know that at your best your skill is at a 6, how do you bridge that gap? The job demands at least 7 more notches from you. What do you do? Within … Continue reading Mile 20: The one action that will always give you all you need
The ability to lead is a difficult path to travel if you don't know how and why you respond to situations. Most folks, as they live their lives, are captive to their emotions(meaning as they experience them they act according); what they lack is a relationship with their emotions(meaning as their emotions come they are … Continue reading Mile 19: You may need to learn this as a captain, for your own sanity
As a sport psychology consultant, I get to hear the many goals that athletes come up with for themselves. I find myself getting perplexed by their approaches to what, by their own admission, is what they love most. If I or even if they were the object of this type of affection they would have … Continue reading Mile 19: What are you doing about your goal?
This weekend was good for me. I had a long talk with someone that I consider to be a mentor. If you follow my blog you know that I share almost everything that my mentors share with me, so this post will carry on tradition(slavishly). I was sharing with my mentor about feeling stretched thin, … Continue reading Mile 19: The best way to find your strength, power and purpose
On Wednesday the 17th, I did not write a blog-post. I was talking to myself all day about it on Wednesday, trying to figure out when I would take the time to write one. Then the decision came down from above(my brain to be exact)..."I am not writing one!" Why would I say that when … Continue reading Mile 18: When you fail to accomplish what you wanted, what do you do