Just over four years ago, Coach Pete Carroll took over the reins in Seattle. Throughout the years, his WinForever / Always Compete messaging has always stayed the same.
“I know the vision for the program starts at the top,” Carroll said in his introductory press conference. “To me, that fits exactly with the way I think.”
Carroll and General Manager John Schneider have made plenty of roster changes in the past several years to make the Seahawks into the Super Bowl champion team they are … Read More
As everybody knows, WinForever–including Pete Carroll–has created an approach and foundation based on the great John Wooden. On Throwback Thursday, we give you a true throwback from 2001, when John Wooden took the stage at a TED Conference, speaking about the difference between winning and succeeding.
This is an incredibly important subject, where we really preach competition over “winning,” or becoming victorious. Winning, or success, for John Wooden and WinForever “is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” That’s my all-time favorite definition of success.
Did you do the best you can? Then, you won. That’s it.
“Be more concerned with your … Read More
As we walk along the Camino towards Santiago we are guided by only yellow arrows. But, it is like they have mind of their own, playing games on you as if they are a long lost pal of Dr. Michael Gervais.
For instance, when you have not seen a yellow arrow for over a mile and one begins to panic–a little yellow triangle shows up to guide you in the right direction, basically saying, “I got you, young traveler.”
But it also shows the other side to her along this path. Yes, these cute yellow signs point a pilgrim in the proper direction and they never say how far away one is from the destination.
After over … Read More
Want to just get lost? When was the last time you felt alive? Are you in need of adventure?
Are you living your life without limits?
For the last decade I’ve been fortunate to explore the world and its beauty. Ranging from my first international trip to Australia when I thought kangaroos and surfboards would literally be on every corner to 40 days, lost, unemployed and eventually in love at 26 during Carnival.
Most recently, I explored Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos gaining an understanding of this world’s untold history, as well as witnessing the dark side of travel while in danger in the Middle East and detained in central Africa with nothing more than instinct.
Each time, I was … Read More
Here’s the video of the
day week month year, if you haven’t seen it yet. It may just change your life.
Zach Sobiech, at 14 years old, found out he had a rare form of terminal cancer. So he became a rock star, and millions of people got to see his music before he passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. Above is his beautiful story. “You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living,” he told the documentary crew, who made a movie about Zach “not because he was dying, but because he was living.”
Sobiech posted a song, “Clouds,” on YouTube in December to leave a lasting legacy, which now has been viewed over 3.3 million times. … Read More
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
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 … Read More
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