Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 24

Be Perfect Today: Part XXV – Focus In The Fog

Baseball pitcher and batter2

“Why is it so hard for so many to realize that winners are usually the ones who FOCUS all their mental and physical energies towards working longer, working harder, and working smarter, and as a result of such, usually do better?” David Patterson.   Have you ever noticed the stares between a pitcher and a …

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Apr 23

Be Perfect Today: Part XXIV – Don’t Settle

You've got what it takes

“The minute you settle for less than you set out to accomplish, you accomplish even less than you settled for.” David Patterson. We’re into the ‘Hell Week’ – the make-or-break week. This is the period where many competitors lose it. They break psychologically. They break physiologically.  They break emotionally. But this is not the time …

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Apr 22

Be Perfect Today: Part XXIII – Winning Is Everything…Or Is It?


With 2½ weeks to go until the 2015 Emerald Cup, I thought it appropriate to shift the emphasis just a bit. I found a great ‘story’ about a parent who talks to a child before the child’s first game. For many of you, this will be your first contest, or first Emerald Cup. I changed …

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Apr 21

Be Perfect Today: Part XXII – Don’t Let Tragedy Happen To You

Front repose before-n-after

“To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.” Cus D’Amato Throughout this whole blog series on “Be Perfect Today”, I’ve harped on the mental discipline of training. I’ve ranted on about being perfect. A day ago I received a FB msg from a ‘friend’ who strongly suggested that what …

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Apr 20

Be Perfect Today: Part XXI – Just Do It

The Thinker2

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” John Milton We’re less than 3 weeks until the E-Cup. How are you approaching your contest prep? Is this something you HAVE to do, meaning it’s a chore, it’s drudgery, it’s hard, and you don’t …

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