After Monday night’s thrashing of the New Orleans Saints, Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter posted an empowering article that proved the players’ self-belief is the greatest strength for the Seattle Seahawks.
After the 34-7 victory that surprised others, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas had some choice words: “I’m not just saying this because it happened, but this is what we envisioned to happen.”
That’s certainly the belief that Pete Carroll and his coaches have given to the players–and the entire Seahawks staff, for that matter. Between the preparation and confidence, the Seahawks know what they’re capable of doing–and that’s winning a Super Bowl.
The only thing that could get in their way is themselves–or something that’s out of their control. So they … Read More
“I’ve learned that if you want to WinForever, Always Compete,” Jake Olson said in the opening line of Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay feature. “You’re either competing or you’re not.”
If you have followed the WinForever program–or Pete Carroll–during the last several years, chances are you remember the Jake Olson story.
When Jake was 10 months old, he lost his left eye to cancer. Four years, ago, Jake Olson had to have surgery–which would remove his right eye. It brought people to tears. Then, Pete Carroll brought Jake into his USC program–providing lifelong bonds with coaches and players. But it became even more inspiration to the players, including center Kristofer O’Dowd and quarterback Matt Barkley. He was greatly involved with the … Read More
We ran across this article in Bleacher Report, an interview with Seattle Seahawks wideout Golden Tate. Within the article, Michael Schottey listed many quotes that line up to Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy.
One of our favorites that Tate insisted on telling Schottey was, “control what you can control.” So many times in our lives—not just sports, but in daily life—do we get caught up in things we can’t control. Something that Coach Carroll has always preached is that you can’t worry about that. It causes anxiety that you don’t deserve. If you control what you can control, then that’s all what you can ask of yourself.
This philosophy, like Schottey explains, is a “better way to … Read More
We always love hearing stories and triumphs of other competitor’s journeys! This week, we received a highly inspirational email from Dan R.
Please take a few minutes to learn how impactful WinForever has been on Dan’s life.
“Here is a little update on my progress… I can’t begin to articulate through words, the sense of joy, hope and renewed direction that I am experiencing as I work through the Win Forever Program. I didn’t expect that this would turn out to be a life changer for me when I downloaded Win Forever onto my Kindle. I liked the book so much that I wanted to reinforce what I was learning, so I bought the Audible.com version and I have been … Read More
Another article has surfaced that focuses on Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy. This one, coming from The News Tribune, points at Carroll’s youthful personality, and how it could catch on in the NFL.
“Carroll turned 62 on Sept. 15,” John McGrath writes. “He’s the NFL’s second-oldest coach, behind the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, who is 67 and working on his 40th consecutive year of comporting himself as if he’s 87.”
Carroll may be the second-oldest head coach in the league, but his philosophy of always competing and having the positive attitude is starting to catch on–not only with his players and staff, but the rest of the league, as well.
“It’s a radical way for an NFL coach to behave, but … Read More
We have stumbled across a Fox Sports West article with an interesting subject. Does the name sound familiar?
Yes, this is the Jake Olson from the days when Coach Carroll was at USC. To rehash his story, “a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma, took the vision from Olson’s left eye when he was eight months old. Olson spent his entire youth fighting cancer, but nine times it returned,” Fox Sports West writes. Coach Carroll and his Trojans became involved when Olson was 12, when he needed surgery to remove the vision of his other eye–ultimately causing him to be completely blind.
“On the eve of the surgery that would take away his vision for good, he chose to … Read More
From Sherman: “When you play at a high level, a game has nothing to do with the opponent; it has everything to do with us. That’s what makes us different, and that’s what makes playing in the NFL special.
“That’s the way we look … Read More
Another profile has emerged as we all prepare for an exciting Sunday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
This one, coming from Joe Posnanski of NBCSports.com, focuses on Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy, specifically the WinForever pyramid that we demonstrate often.
The NFL hadn’t seen a coach like Carroll before. The difference between the ‘Belichicks’ and Carroll are 180 degrees.
As the story goes, Carroll went to develop the WinForever pyramid after he was fired in New England and before he was hired as the new head coach at USC. As Carroll says, he “needed those challenges to bring forth my truths, soon to be revealed.”
Clearly, the central theme of the pyramid is Competition.… Read More
Upstart Business Journal has come out with a very intriguing story, focusing on Coach Carroll. In this article, Upstart Business Journal highlights the fact that Coach has taken a below-average Seattle Seahawks team and turned it into a Super Bowl contender within just a few years.
His leadership style, the journal notes, can be applied to a startup and to leading a company. There is a lot to like, including the three lessons that can be transferred from the football field to the board room. See for yourself, with the following taken from the article:
Pete inspires his team and his program to “do it better” than ever before. He … Read More
“Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a business…a home…a friendship…an organization. The remarkable thing is, you have a choice everyday of what your attitude will be. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the action of others. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can change is our attitude. Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.” –Charles R. Swindoll
An interesting and powerful story–the life of Jay Greenfeld–was brought to … Read More
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