Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
“We didn’t approach it as ‘Let’s be 13-1 in December.’ We approached it as ‘Let’s get this game…Let’s get this game…Let’s get this game.’ The next thing you know, we were 13-1.”
Do you have a big project or big goal?
Do you sometimes feel that you cannot see the finish line?
You need to approach life in the same way that you eat an elephant…one bite at a time.
Michael Jordan takes one game at a time.
Break up your projects into smaller, more manageable tasks.
Create a schedule for practices and match play to reach your tennis goals.
Do a little bit every day.
I am currently working on creating new habits for my business and personal life. I have been getting up at 6:05AM every morning to take care of things. I have basically added two hours to every day. Do I really feel like getting up at 6AM every day? No, but once I “just do it” I’m glad I did. Those little things add up.
Take one day at a time.
You are like a wire – at first your actions create a thin wire, but as you do the right things, day after day, and develop good habits, that wire wraps around and gets stronger and stronger. And before you know it it’s a thick cable! And nothing can stop it.
Homework: Make the most of today, then repeat tomorrow…and the next day….and the next day….
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Today’s message is especially dedicated to all the great attendees and volunteers yesterday at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf and Tennis Outing at Greenacres Country Club and last night at The Warren Racquet Club for the USTA Eastern Junior Team Tennis Workshop.
So I did it.
Today was Day 21 of my 21 day workout/meditation/organization program. The experts say that if you do something for 21 straight days, it becomes a habit. I have to admit, I didn’t always feel like doing it, but I did it anyway. And I always felt great afterwards.
You need willpower. And if you don’t have willpower, that’s okay – do it anyway! By doing what I committed to for 21 straight days, I exercised my willpower muscles. Now I can’t picture myself NOT doing it every morning. That’s powerful. And it went by very quickly.
I feel like a new person.
I developed new habits.
Anthony Robbins said, “Our habits form our lives.” It’s true.
You can do it. But you have to start. The best time is today.
Remember the five words that make most people fail…
“I don’t feel like it.”
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Have you ever listened to a song and then find that it stays in your head all day? This even happens if it is a song we don’t like!
Well, many times we tend to criticize ourselves over and over and then both our confidence and performance decrease.
Here’s your assignment for today.
Instead focusing on what you don’t want, focus on what you DO want. Write down the following affirmation on a small piece of paper and keep it in your wallet. Read it to yourself first thing in the morning, last thing at night and at least once during your day. Do this for the next five days. The key is, when you read it, really feel it. If you don’t feel it, it is okay to read it several times. This technique will help you go from where you are to where you want to be. Let me know your results.
“Every day, in every way, I am becoming better and better.”