Tag Archives: Toughness

Mentally Hurt
At only 24 years old, Derrick Rose has already been named an all star, MVP, super star, and has his own shoe line with Adidas. But with glory comes pain, in Derrick’s case physical and mental pain from a devastating knee injury. The result was a torn ACL in last year’s first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. After almost a year of rehab and training, he has been officially cleared to play by doctors just a few days ago. However, he says he is not yet ready to take the everyday beat down...
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Big Duck From a Small Pond
Chip Kelly is one of the hottest coaches in the world of football right now. Coming off another impressive season as the head Duck in Oregon, many NFL teams are in strong pursuit to reel in his services. Many questions surround the style of Kelly’s coaching philosophy as whether it will transfer to the NFL and be as effective as it has been in the college ranks. I’m sure NFL teams would love to see 50 plus points thrown up on the scoreboard each week as it would equate to wins and fatter pockets. As teams of...
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Believing In Yourself
Having a positive self-fulfilling prophecy is one of the most critical necessities for any professional athlete. In short, a self-fulfilling prophecy is the belief one possesses about his or her athletic skills and their assumption about how things will go once in competition. The self-fulfilling prophecy not only plays a role in athletic events, but also in work situations, like a businessman conducting a presentation or an attorney trying to sway the jury. If you don’t believe in your own skill set to achieve positive results (regardless of the context), the odds of succeeding plummet. 32-year-old golfer...
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