As you may know, Coach Pete Carroll spoke to USC students last week on the Win Forever / Always Compete philosophy. The above video is his closing message to the students, filled with great quote bites. Below are some of the inspiring quotes from Coach Carroll that can relate to each and everyone of you–with the sole purpose of maximizing your potential.
“If you’re coaching and teaching, you got to keep coming back to the things that are really important.”
“Nobody controls what’s going to happen for you. You have the power to absolutely control where you’re going and what you’re doing. If I can get that across to you, you’ll be able to become all what you’re capable of … Read More
Fresh off spending time in Indianopolis for the NFL Combine, Pete Carroll stopped by USC to discuss the Win Forever philosophy to all sold-out Bovard Auditorium of over 1,000 students.
Oh–and, of course, Will Ferrell made a special guest appearance.… Read More
Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times published a piece Wednesday evening that dove into Coach Pete Carroll’s secrets to success. And secrets that help not only on the football field, but also in the classroom–and even boardroom.
Erskine sat in on a class last week led by Jaime Davern and Dr. Michael Gervais to USC Marshall MBA students.
Some of the key points we took away from the article include:
“Instead of fear, he bases performance on building confidence. To do that, he advocates identifying who you are as an individual, then maximizing your unique skill set. He espouses thoughtfulness with energy — in equal parts, one bolstering the other.”
This is not new to the loyal WinForever follower. … Read More
We heard some exciting news this week with the initial preview of ‘Unbroken,’ the amazing story of former Olympic track star, Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, spent 47 days drifting on a raft and then more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.
In one of the more fascinating stories you will hear in your lifetime, Zamperini’s competitive fire kept him alive through unbelievable tests of character.
The movie is due out on Christmas Day of this year, so as you await for the flick, you can fill your time recounting highlights and articles we’ve provided all you competitors with in recent … Read More
The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone published a piece on Saturday praising the coaching style of Coach Pete Carroll.
Stone points out the impact of the copycat league that is the NFL. “In that light, I can see a new trend a brewin’, right in our own backyard,” Stone writes. “Call it Pete positivity, or perhaps Carroll charisma.”
Going through the coaching ranks in Carroll’s younger years, his positivity was seen as crazy, and was even yelled at by other assistants on staff. That has since changed as he’s had his opportunities to be head coach. Carroll stuck with this philosophy and perfected it through his various college and NFL stops, as Stone says. “It didn’t exactly revolutionize the NFL … 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
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
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