There are plenty of books and opinions available for discourse on being successful in life. I want to stop and zoom in a bit. How do we measure success today? You have the day in front of you that you woke up to. What does success look like for you today?
Push yourself to get 1% better. This looks different for each of us, but progress on who you were yesterday. This zoomed in personal growth breads long term success.
Connect with others. Relationships are really what it’s all about. Listen, share moments, compliment, laugh, encourage, impact others in your day.
Build on your fitness. I tend to say sweat everyday, but I believe their are plenty of ways to work on fitness without a sweat. Meditate, relax/recover, workout, catch up on sleep, listen to your body and push your own fitness in some way.
Love yourself. Finding yourself at odds with who you are is a huge detractor to success. Highlight in your own mind the things you love about yourself. As you chase a better, future you, be sure to stop and appreciate who you are now, and build that positive self image.
Rarely have two days looked so similar as they have lately. We have certain restrictions placed on us that we’ve never really dealt with up to this point. And with that, we must keep perspective on the small picture of what success means for today. One day at a time. And, in the long run, that will be enough.
(Reminder: these 4 things above are easy to do. They are also easy not to do. Choose discipline!!)
Michael Jordan inspired so many with his tenacious work ethic and his passion for the game, it built him into one of the greatest players who ever lived. What got him to worldwide stardom was a value system woven around hard work and a strong mindset.
Read below 10 rules for success that Michael lived. He was one of a kind.
1 Keep Working Hard - Even when you taste success, this is true. “Work before glory”
2 Ignite the Fire - Find your motivation daily.
3 Be Different - It takes a different effort/approach/mindset to give different results.
4 Fail Your Way to Success - Learn from every shortcoming. “Failure gave me strength”
5 Have High Expectations
6 Be Positive - Find the opportunity in everything.
7 Be Who You Were Born To Be - “Taking everything you were given, and making it better.”
8 Have a Vision
9 Stop Making Excuses - Develop your discipline.
10 Practice - Practice like it’s the game so it becomes instinct. You don’t have to think to make the big plays, you’ve already been there.
On ESPN, the documentary series “The Last Dance” was released Sunday evening. This is a 10-part series about the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s. More on Doc here.
MJ Commercial that every young player should watch!
We are all adjusting to new routines and normalcy as we are not all going to work or school each day, we are rescheduling spring break trips, and we no longer have our regular rhythms on which we heavily rely. I saw this simple list of suggestions that I wanted to share…
Stick to Your Routine
Figure out what works best for your productivity and your to-do list, and be intentional about making it a routine! Wake up and go to bed when you said you were going to.
Exercise and Sweat
Not only does this keep our body healthy, but it does so much for our mind! Make time to exercise each day and fall in love with the sweat!
Create a Workspace
Use a space that is well organized and separate to help increase productivity for your work.
Eat Healthy Meals
Making dinner at home, removing unhealthy foods from your diet, and eating balanced meals each day is crucial to feeling good! Add something healthy, and remove a dietary vice that you have been enjoying too much lately.
Find time to practice gratitude every day. Focus on what you do have instead of what is missing right now. Spread this positivity!
(List taken from USTA Newsletter, April)
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