I have a feeling that there is a reader out there who knows exactly what they need to do to succeed.

In fact, MOST of you know exactly what you need to do to succeed.

Practice more.

Study more.

Make sales calls more.

So what is the difference between most people and the peak performers?


If you know what to do, but you don’t do what you know, it’s like going to a restaurant, reading the menu and leaving.

Think about that.


It is in our times of decision that our destiny is shaped.


Everyone knows Tony Robbins, the self-help guru who built a peak performance empire.

Did you know when Tony Robbins was younger, he washed his dishes in his bathtub because he didn’t have a working kitchen sink?

See, you don’t need to be great at the start, but you need to start to be great. You may not be washing dishes in your bathtub, but if you’re reading this, I know you want to get better. In sports, we often have a little negative voice inside our heads: “I can’t do this” or “I can’t do that.” When we hear this little negative voice, we should accept it, let it go and continue on our path of hard work and constant improvement.

I don’t care where you are…I care where you want to be.


Five baseball players were sitting on a bench. Three of them decided to go practice.

How many baseball players were left?

Answer: Five.

Just because three players decided to go practice, doesn’t mean they did.

Just because you say you’re going to start working out, doesn’t mean you will.

Just because you say you’re going to start eating healthy, doesn’t mean you will.

I don’t care about what you DECIDE.

I care about what you DO.

What are you going to do today?



Affirmations are powerful.

Limiting beliefs are weak.

This morning, while I was working out, I dropped down for some pushups. The average person can do 20 pushups. When I was in serious training years ago, I would perform pushups with a 15-pound plate on my back, so that when I would do regular pushups, I could do 60 almost effortlessly.

It’s been a while since I have done pushups, and an even longer time since I have done them with a 15-pound plate on my back, but I was warmed up and optimistic.

I dropped down, and was able to do 20 pretty easily and at 30, I began to feel it and thought that I couldn’t do anymore. I wanted to stop.

But I didn’t.

I pushed through the feeling of “I can’t do anymore” and then reached 40. And then 50. I had to really reach down and push to get to 60, and I did.

How many times have you been at the gym, at work or at school and thought, “I can’t do this” or “I can’t do that” and then you stop? It’s happened to all of us.

The secret is that you can act differently than how you feel.

Push through it.

Say “No, thank you” to your limiting belief.

Muhammad Ali said, “Suffer now and spend the rest of your life as a champion.”

Now, doing 60 pushups probably does not qualify me as a champion, but that’s not the point.

It’s the principle. I am training myself to act differently than how I feel.

That’s what champions do.

Why would you condition yourself to give up?

Why would you tell yourself you can’t do something?

What if you asked yourself a more powerful question, like, “HOW can I do it?”

If you remember nothing else from this blog entry, remember this…

Success doesn’t come in bottles, it comes in “CANS.”

You can do it.

Leave your comments below.

Ed Tseng
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center


It’s not about hocus-pocus, it’s all about focus-focus.

I may not know you, but I know something about you—you want to be great at something. How do I know this? Because you’re reading this blog. It doesn’t matter what you want to be great at, it could be sports, business, school, a musical instrument, or cooking. The strategy is the same.

Most people think success has to do with magic. They think that “one day” success will come to them. But the truth is, it’s not hocus-pocus, it’s focus-focus.

What are you focusing on?

You might have a great idea, but a great idea is nothing if you don’t take action.

Here’s a secret formula: K – A = 0 (Knowledge minus Action equals Nothing).

You probably know what to do, but you are not doing what you know.

1. Take a piece of paper, an index card, post-it note, anything to write on.

2. Write down one goal you would like to attain today, e.g. practice, workout, make 10 sales calls, send your best client a free gift.

3. Then write down exactly where, when and how you are going to do it.

4. Just do it.

5. Remember, motivation is not a feeling, it’s an action.

Thanks for reading.

Ed Tseng
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center