Tag Archive: Dave Patterson

Apr 21

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

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“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

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“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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Apr 04

Be Perfect Today: Part V – Do Your Homework

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Recently I sent my 7 year-old granddaughter, Grace, a Seahawks Super Bowl jersey – the fancy one.  I mean, what grandpa doesn’t spoil his grandkids rotten, right?  That’s what we do. N-E-Whooo…I never heard from my daughter, Marissa, that Grace received the package so I texted her. “Hey ‘Riss, did Grace get a package the …

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Apr 02

Be Perfect Today: Part III – Tell Me You Will…Tell Me You Won’t…Don’t Tell Me You Can’t

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I accepted long ago that I’m not a morning person. Yet I realize that this blog series would work best for those individuals who’d like it to read first thing in the morning.  So here’s what I propose.  Noooo…I’m NOT gonna start waking up at 4 am to write a blog.  That goes against my …

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Mar 31

Be Perfect Today: Part I

Every day for the past month I’ve been texting my Competition Team a little daily mantra to “Be Perfect Today.”  You see, I’m not looking at the end result, although I have all of their show dates in mind.  What I’m more concerned with is their day-to-day functions and activities.  Are they doing everything they …

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