Success Thought of the Day – 1/29/19

The price of mastery in any field is thorough preparation – Croft M. Pentz

I remember the first time I watched Olympic diving, it was during the 1984 Olympics.  Greg Louganis stepped on the platform and did this ridiculous dive, with minimal splash, that led him on to win two gold medals in 1984 (3m springboard and 10m springboard).  He would do it again in 1988. and is considered to be the greatest diver of all time.

At that time, I had no appreciation for the work he had done to prepare for such feats.  Here are some of the things that Greg mentioned in an interview in terms of preparation.

“I started off doing dance and acrobatics, jazz and tap,” he recalls. “I was performing at the age of three; I was trained a performer.”  “It’s so important for athletes to have interests other than diving,” he explains. “Not only to relax the mind and body, but to have a strategy for what comes next.”

Whether we call in preparation, practice, apprenticeship or studying, it never sounds like fun, but it is a part of the process.  Prepare early and often.

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn

Success Thought of the Day – 3/2/21

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Success Thought of the Day – 3/1/21

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Success Thought of the Day – 2/26/21

I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up. Rosa Parks

Success Thought of the Day – 2/24/21

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin

Success Thought of the Day – 2/23/21