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
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.”