By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
During my kids’ sports seasons, we had a serious discussion. I wanted them to recognize their potential skill level in order to improve their game.
I let them know that they are really good players like most of their teammates. But, now it’s time to separate yourself and become one of the great players.
Great players fight to the end, no matter what the score reflects. Even if your team is getting slaughtered, you should be the leader that never gives up. Be the player who wants the ball with seconds left, and defend like your life depended on it.
You want to walk away knowing you put in every effort possible. That my friend, will earn you respect from players and coaches.
We should all take that “great” attitude into our adult lives in order to truly accomplish goals. Are you a good or great employee, spouse or parent?
If you’re trying to improve health, do you exercise and diet sometimes or every day?
Who’s the leader in your family, work place or community?
Challenge yourself, step up your game, and attack each day with full focus on the tasks at hand. Develop the habit of winning and not accepting defeat. You only fail when you give up.
When life becomes a challenge, it’s your opportunity to develop strong character.
Don’t tip-toe through life and settle on being just good at something. Learn to go from good to great.
As the late, great Zig Ziglar always stated, “see you at the top.”