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Saturday, September 13, 2014

RICK PITINO ON THE FORCE OF FOCUS

The following comes from "The One Day Contract" by Rick Pitino:

Whatever is happening in life, focus is the key to performance.

In this age of social media, bad news always spreads fast, and technology spreads it faster than anything. When this happens, you cannot let the negativity and disappointment infiltrate all you’re trying to accomplish.

Everybody loses focus when bad things happen.

When you change everything because of your critics, you are losing focus, and when you answer them you are losing focus. Leave your critics isolated. Stay focused on your journey only.

Ted Williams said that an average hitter swinging at a good pitch to hit is better than a great hitter swinging at a bad pitch. Basketball is no different. A good shooter taking a great shot is better than a great shooter taking a bad one.

Muhammad Ali said, “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”