Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pau’s Process Thinking
Trade speculation surrounded Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Pau Gasol during the off-season and has continued into regular season play. Despite all the rumors going around, Gasol remains focused solely on his performance, while ignoring the things that are out of his control, like a trade. Gasol’s approach has allowed him to remain successful on the court even though he is unsure of which team he will eventually play for. Even though most amateur athletes do not face front office threats that could result in them switching teams without consent, many athletes do face similar problems. A more...
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Tebow Just Keeps On Winning
“He can’t pass. He’s lucky. He shouldn’t be a starting NFL quarterback. He’s not any good!” These descriptions have been used to explain the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, Tim Tebow. Despite all the negative criticism surrounding his skills and talents, Tebow continues to deliver on the field and lead his team to victory. Why is this guy winning? Since taking over as starting quarterback, Tebow has a 7-1 record and has led the Broncos to sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Although his statistics aren’t the most impressive, it’s his mental toughness and...
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What’s Your Motivation?
Motivation is an important component to an athletes success. Depending on the athlete, motivation can be achieved in many different ways. Imagine you play in the MLB and just came off one of the best seasons that any player in your franchise has ever had. Imagine that you led the National League in home runs (39), runs batted in (126), and runs scored (115), and stole 40 bases on top of it all. Imagine your defense at the center field position was so superb that you were rewarded the Golden Glove award, which is given to...
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