“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Rob Gurden in Orange County, CA.

It’s 2:52am…

I am awake and motivated.

To my defense, I did go to bed early, at 9:30pm.

I didn’t even watch the end of the Yankees game. Anyone that knows me, knows that I bleed pinstripes. But it’s just a game, isn’t it?

Yesterday, I gave a three-hour workshop with the great Naime Jezzeny at Yogaphoria in New Hope, PA.

There were athletes and coaches there. Some were runners, some were swimmers, some were tennis players and some were equestrian riders. Some were there for the game of life.

During the workshop, Naime talked about caring.

“If you care too much in sports and life, you’re weak. If you care, but not too much, you’re powerful,” Jezzeny said.

I care about the Yankees, but if they don’t win, I know that it’s not the end of the world.

When I compete, I like winning, but when I don’t, I make sure that I learned something.

I care about my new Tseng Performance Academy, and was up writing down ideas, but it’s not a “have to,” it’s a “want to.”

When you’re competing, strive for relaxed focus, or as my friend, noted-sports psychologist, Jeff Greenwald says, playing loose.

Go all out, but be a little relaxed…like Bruce Springsteen in Message #807.

Remember the quote above.

Do what you love and you will work harder.

If you work harder, you will have a greater chance at success.

Thanks for reading.


If you’re already motivated…DON’T READ TODAY’S MESSAGE!

I don’t know for sure how many people stopped reading, but I’m pretty sure that no one did.

Nobody ever says they’re too motivated. It’s 4:58AM and I am very motivated, but I’m not TOO motivated. Anyone can be motivated one day, but the key is to be motivated every day. I couldn’t wait to get up this morning, to me, that’s a good sign.

My friend, Rob Gurden is also motivated right now, but he’s in California and it’s 1:58AM there. He doesn’t want to go to sleep! Another good sign. Rob is getting ready to help open a new Gambill Tennis Academy in Orange County, CA.

It takes a lot to impress me, but I’m impressed by Rob and I’m impressed by people who take the time to email me to say that they are applying the principles that I teach and striving to become better. I’m not impressed by people who say they are going to do things. “I should have done this” or “I should have done that.” Don’t listen to the old prophet, Ishoulda. Take action!

I’m not impressed by big homes or fancy cars. You can keep your hip clothes and tiny cell phone.

I am impressed by people that are taking action to improve. People that are moving forward. People that help others. People who know that riches on the outside are nothing without riches on the inside.

You don’t have to be great at the start, but you need to start to be great.

So go ahead, impress me…at work…at school…at practice…at home.

Thanks for reading.