Fight the Fear

In the movie Cool Runnings, during the team tryouts, they showed old film footage of crashes to a room full of potential bobsledders and by the end of the screening, the room was empty. In reality, on the first day when they showed the footage there were about forty potential bobsledders and about half turned…

The Power of Your Beliefs

Throughout recorded time there have been examples of men and women who in the face of incredible odds have succeeded in achieving their dreams. Conversely, there are equal numbers of examples of those who have had a relatively easy time and what seemed to be a straight path to success and yet failed to realize…

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Discipline – Part IV; Attitude

Some time ago I was on my way to Salt Lake City. While thumbing through the in flight magazine I saw an Ad for the Special Olympics. In the middle of the page was the picture of an athlete going over the bar in the high jump. Above the photo the caption read “There were…

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Vision Points the Way

Shortly after I had completed my second season of bobsledding, I found myself back in Jamaica sitting in the officer’s tent as usual talking about bobsledding. On this occasion I was talking about the progress our team had made in the short time we were involved in the sport. One senior officer, expecting to get…

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See It Before You Seize It

Napoleon Hill said “Cherish your visions and dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” As human beings, you and I have a unique ability that separates us from every other creature in the animal kingdom. It’s the ability to see in our minds eye. Our ability to…

Discipline---Part-II

Discipline – Part II

As we continue with our series on discipline, I’d like to discuss what I consider to be the first aspect of this master key to success – commitment. One dictionary defines commitment as (i) an agreement or pledge to do something, (ii) the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled. Jim Rhon,…

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Dare To Dream Part II

I believe that dreams are the starting point for all worthwhile achievements. Once you have dared to dream you MUST make yourself pursue that dream. There are many who didn’t and they now live lives of if I could a, would a, should a. Envision yourself achieving your dreams. Through dreams you create vision. Simply…

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Chance or Choice?

It is that time of year when once again New Year’s Resolutions abound. We kick off the year with a myriad of changes we want to bring about in our lives. Sadly, with each passing year we set the same resolutions with eager anticipation and watch in bewilderment as the habits we are trying to…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

It was a typical Christmas day in Jamaica back in those days. The loud intermittent bursts of firecrackers accompanied by the joyous shouts of “CHRIS’MUS” disturbed the otherwise serene evening. “Chris’mus is in the air!” “Well mek we grab it and tek it back to da groun’ so we all can enjoy it” Came the…

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Dare To Dream Part I

As I watched the athletes in Athens marching in the Opening Ceremony, competing in their respective events and listened to some of their individual stories, one thing stood out. There was one thing that they all shared. Dreams. They all harbored a dream to be an Olympian. Whether or not they win a medal they…