Motivation: Hello? You play to win the game…

Hello? You play to win the game.You don’t play it to just play it. That’s the great thing about sports: you play to win, and I don’t care if you don’t have any wins. – Herm Edwards

When Herm Edwards said those words last year to the press the NY Jets finished the remainder of the season by winning seven of their last nine games. This isn’t just about sports but just about anything you do in life. Giving it your all and playing to win is key, you don’t necessarily have to win at everything but working like you will win is very important. This just means you are giving it your all and tells others a lot about your character.

I read an interesting article this morning, What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. The article is a great reminder for how to prepare your mind to take on the day in positive way. My two favorites are “Don’t check your email for the first hour of every day” and the following snippet:

“Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or at least “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment.” Part of it involves light exercise, part of it involves motivational incantations, but the most accessible piece involves 10 minutes of thinking of everything you’re grateful for: in yourself, among your family and friends, in your career, and the like. After that, visualize “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.” – Tony Robins

Each and every day is an opportunity, make sure you seize them.

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