It’s one of Coach Carroll’s greater mantras. If you attack every task on every day with the mentality to “do it better than it has ever been done before,” you are striving for success.
It’s a deliberate and purposeful way to maximize your potential–in anything you pursue. Whether it’s in your professional career or recreational basketball game, we all strive to maximize our potential.
If you want to be uncommon with your actions and skills, you need to know that everything counts to perform to the best of your ability.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go attack this day.
Angela Lee Duckworth studies achievement and participated in a fantastic TED Talk. Most psychologists in her field study intelligence, but that’s only part of the story. Duckworth, rather, at the University of Pennsylvania, studies intangible concepts such as self-control and “grit” to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success. She studies if perseverance can be taught. Grit is “one of the key and necessary achievements in any field,” as she puts it.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In this TED video, she explains … Read More
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The Minnesota Vikings welcomed former Minnesota Gophers WR Connor Cosgrove as a guest to their 2013 rookie minicamp. Cosgrove was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2010 but has remained an inspiration to the Gophers and the Twin Cities community. Now, he’s introduced to the national stage.
Coach Leslie Frasier and GM Rick Spielman welcomed Cosgrove with open arms, giving him a personalized brand-new jersey, and mentioning reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson doesn’t even have one yet.
“It’s such a cool opportunity,” Cosgrove mentioned. “People like Coach Frazier and Mr. Spielman don’t come around every day.”
After watching some practice and meeting the personnel, Coach Frazier asked Cosgrove to say … Read More
It’s another Monday morning, but, as always, we share our #MotivationalMonday quotes with the world on days like this. Here are 20 incredible motivational quotes for you to use today, and every Monday in the future.
Whether they were scholars, athletes or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about important values and their meanings–and have shared with others throughout history.
It’s time to get after it. What are you waiting for?
There’s no other decision we need to make other than the fact it’s our choice to dominate this day.
From the time we wake up until we go to sleep at night, all the choices we make contribute to who we are and what we create. Why not give 100% and perform to the best of our abilities?
And, like we preach every day, it’s not about beating the guy next to you. It’s about competing against yourself–being better than you were yesterday.
What do you say? I say it’s time to compete.
The anatomy of a successufl champion–in any field–doesn’t consist of 100% ‘perfection.’ There has never been an individual who has eased his or her way through a bountiful life with any struggles at all.
To truly become a winner, one needs to step out of a comfort zone–and experience what people consider ‘failure’ at some point.
At WinForever, we don’t see anything as a failure. If you gave your all in something and were able to learn, it becomes a valuable learning experience, not a failure. With great effort and great enthusiasm, any individual has the moxie to succeed in any field.
Focus on the things you control and stay true to a keen vision where you see yourself. In … Read More
After Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft wrapped up on Saturday evening, Seahawks GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll spoke with the media on another great draft class.
When one reporter approached Carroll with a question regarding his philosophy and competition, Coach was happy to answer. “The standards that you set and the expectations that you demand, is what calls players to play at their best,” Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says. “Regardless of what it looks like, we have the exceptions to play great football, and the standards that it takes to do that are set daily. When you build everything around you with the theme of competition, then that’s what sets the tone.”
Carroll’s organizations, … Read More
Check out Coach Pete Carroll talking to newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin today, who Coach has dubbed the Seahawks No. 1 pick for the 2013 NFL Draft. “It’s a blessing,” Harvin says to be a No. 1 pick twice. “I’m glad to be here and looking forward to taking full advantage of the situation.”
The Seahawks used their 25th pick in this year’s draft to acquire Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, so it looks like they will have a quiet first round tonight.
However, Coach Pete Carroll will be engaging with fans tonight and throughout the weekend while the Seahawks nail in a new crop of elite players. If you want to be heard, ask your questions with the … Read More
If you couldn’t breathe, what one thing would you fight for?
Quite simply, you’d be only focused on getting air, re-catching your breath. Based on a famous quote by Eric Thomas, when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.
Above is an excellent video featuring Giavanni Ruffin, former ECU runnbing back and current NFL free agent. Ruffin has had to overcome some obstacles, including an arrest in 2010, but is empowered to be a success.
At WinForever, we are often pushing people to compete for life in everything they do.
Everybody–and I mean it when I say it–everybody has the potential to be successful. You all make your choices … Read More
As we wind down this week, we unveil our third #AskCoach video Q&A.
Below are the best questions we received. Take a look at the video above to see what Coach had to say about them!
Let’s do another #AskCoach! This week, we’ll answer the 3 most popular questions… fire away!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 17, 2013
When Coach Carroll is looking for his assistants, he’s looking for the person, not a set of skills. If this person is energetic and has a vision … Read More
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