Someone shared this with me today and I decided to write about the motivation it gave me instead of my other topic. The quote above talks about mindset, attitude and putting in the time and effort to win. Roger Clemens was a dominating pitcher in major league baseball from the 1980’s into the early 2000’s. He had a Hall of Fame career and worked his tail off to be the best he could. I liked to watch him pitch as he went right at the batter and had some nasty off speed stuff. He made people nervous stepping in the box to bat.
He was known for his fastball and the speed he put into it. That took years of practice, training, overcoming pain and injury and an attitude. Not an attitude of a jerk, but an attitude of being the best he could in every game he pitched. He stepped in the circle and was determined to strike you out with every pitch. You better be on your best and have an attitude when it came time to face him because it was coming at you very fast, hard and you had about 1 second or less to decide to swing or not.
His quote inspired me to write about attitude, work ethic and winning. You see those three go hand in hand and you cannot have one without the other. You have to possess an attitude that you can and will be the best you can be and never waiver on that commitment to excellence. You have to put in the work, train, read, study, rest and repeat to stay at the top of your game. Then winning will come in life, sports, at work and with family life. Winning does not mean you have to be Roger Clemens and one of the best MLB pitchers of all time.
Winning means accomplishing your goals, taking care of family, business and being the best you can at what you do. For me winning is being successful as a teacher/coach. Being success as a father, husband and friend. Being successful in my community and giving it my all when helping others. Being successful in writing/blogging and selling books. Being successful in my faith, behavior, actions and the results I get from that effort, work, and attitude it takes to be what I want to be by.
1- How is your attitude about work, life, family and play?
2- Are you putting in the work to be successful or just showing up for work, life and play?
3- Are you winning at the game of life?
4- What can you do to overcome the challenges, reset, reenergize start winning again?
What is your definition of success and who motivates you to be successful. In my opinion, others can motivate you but the bulk of it has to come from within you. You have to be positive, work hard and learn how to win as you go. Set your goals for winning at whatever it is, make a plan and Go Win at life!