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TerryP

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Misomaniac
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“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

Faith is the one power against which fear cannot stand. Day by day, as you fill your mind with faith, there will ultimately be no more room left for fear. This is the one great fact that no one should forget. Master faith and you will automatically master fear.

There’s a common misconception1 that a person’s skill is their talent. Skills, however, are not talents. Talents, on the other hand, require skills. People can have skills and knowledge in areas where their talents do not lie. If they have a job that requires their skills but not their talents, organizations will never tap into their passion or voice. They’ll go through the motions, but this will only make them appear to need external supervision2 and motivation.

If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.

How do you approach decisions? I used to dread decisions, labouring over the outcomes and flopping back and forth: should I…or shouldn’t I? Sometimes I would feel frozen by fear: what if I make a mistake? What if I fail? I would make decisions looking at the current circumstances and resources allowing that to dictate whether or not I would do something. The bank balance, education, calendar, experience…the circumstances drove the decision. What I really wanted and why I wanted it was not in the picture.

What was I doing wrong? I had flabby decision making muscles. So I studied and emulated successful decision makers.

decision-timeNapoleon Hill interviewed 500 highly effective and successful people in all fields and found that they had a common trait: successful people make decisions quickly and seldom, if ever, change them. They develop a clear image of what they want then take action toward that goal or image.

The word “decision” comes from the Latin “de” (from) and “caedere” (to cut). We must commit ourselves to a result and then cut ourselves off from other outcomes.

Does the decision and outcome scare us? Are we afraid we might fail?

Who was a strikeout king in baseball? Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times.
Who holds a record for missed shots in the NBA? Michael Jordan.
Who said “…you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.” Wayne Gretsky

We all
make
mistakes and
fail, that doesn’t
make us
a failure.We all make mistakes and fail, that doesn’t make us a failure. That is how we learn and gather what we need to achieve goals. Mind and universe require order before action. Decision brings order to our mind and allows it to focus on the actions that move us toward our goal.

Achieving is a decision.
What is your decision?

Don’t be afraid to be unique or speak your mind, because that’s what makes you different from everyone else.
 

TerryP

Thread Starter
Misomaniac
Ivory Club
The Reality of Saban, discipline, attitude, and our program.

I'll have to admit, over the last ten years the one thing I have lacked is faith in our players. Faith on the field? I dreaded the fourth quarter. Faith off the field? I felt anguish knowing the different things the players for the Crimson Tide were getting in to.

We've all seen it. From Freddie Roach to John Parker Wilson. Now, from Brandon Deaderick to the latest, Simeon Castille.

But then I've come to realize, and this isn't something that just dawned on me in the wee hours this morning. Faith is the one thing that fear can not stand against. Did I fear what would happen on the field? Sure, I saw it week to week. Did I fear what would happen off the field? Again, sure, I heard about it day to day.

But then, I have to weigh all these fears and thoughts against the CEO of our program. Day by day, as I concentrated on who was in charge, as I filled my mind with faith, I realized, ultimately, there will be no more room for fear. Therein, is the one perfect fact that none of us should forget. If we learn to master our faith, we will automatically master the fear we have for both scenario's.

When I think about some of the decisions our players have made over the last few years the first thought that comes to mind is Valerie Bertinelli.

Jenny Craig? No.

Flabby decision making skills. What have they been doing wrong? Read the first sentence of this paragraph.

The word “decision” comes from the Latin “de” (from) and “caedere” (to cut). I've come to the realization that our players need to commit themselves to a result and then cut themselves off from other outcomes.

Let's look at history...

When it comes to decisions I can think of no better example than Napolean Hill. Hill interviewed 500 highly effective and successful people in all fields and found that they had a common trait: successful people make decisions quickly and seldom, if ever, change them. They develop a clear image of what they want then take action toward that goal or image.

I realize these kids fear the decisions they make. I realize they wonder about the outcome and what they will look like in the eyes of their peers.

Peers. How they will look in their eyes? Some of the biggest failures in history include...

Who was a strikeout king in baseball? Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times.

Who holds a record for missed shots in the NBA? Michael Jordan.

Who said “…you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.” Wayne Gretsky.

I've decided I don't want these kids who represent my University to be in fear of being unique or in fear of speaking their mind. After all, we all make mistakes and fail but that doesn't make us a failure. That is how we learn and gather what we need to achieve our goals. Mind and universe require order before action. Decision brings order to our mind and allows it to focus on the actions that move us toward our goal.

This morning, if there was one thing I would want, as a fan, to get across to our players is this.

There’s a common misconception that a person’s skill is their talent. Skills, however, are not talents. Talents, on the other hand, require skills. People can have skills and knowledge in areas where their talents do not lie. If they have a job that requires their skills but not their talents, organizations will never tap into their passion or voice. They’ll go through the motions, but this will only make them appear to need external supervision and motivation.

Achieving is a decision, their decision. Leaving me with only one thing to ask of them, "What is your decision?"
 

Kirk Van de Graaff

Gravity Checker
Scholarship Club
Re: The Reality of Saban, discipline, attitude, and our prog

TerryP said:
I'll have to admit, over the last ten years the one thing I have lacked is faith in our players. Faith on the field? I dreaded the fourth quarter. Faith off the field? I felt anguish knowing the different things the players for the Crimson Tide were getting in to.

We've all seen it. From Freddie Roach to John Parker Wilson. Now, from Brandon Deaderick to the latest, Simeon Castille.

But then I've come to realize, and this isn't something that just dawned on me in the wee hours this morning. Faith is the one thing that fear can not stand against. Did I fear what would happen on the field? Sure, I saw it week to week. Did I fear what would happen off the field? Again, sure, I heard about it day to day.

But then, I have to weigh all these fears and thoughts against the CEO of our program. Day by day, as I concentrated on who was in charge, as I filled my mind with faith, I realized, ultimately, there will be no more room for fear. Therein, is the one perfect fact that none of us should forget. If we learn to master our faith, we will automatically master the fear we have for both scenario's.

When I think about some of the decisions our players have made over the last few years the first thought that comes to mind is Valerie Bertinelli.

Jenny Craig? No.

Flabby decision making skills. What have they been doing wrong? Read the first sentence of this paragraph.

The word “decision” comes from the Latin “de” (from) and “caedere” (to cut). I've come to the realization that our players need to commit themselves to a result and then cut themselves off from other outcomes.

Let's look at history...

When it comes to decisions I can think of no better example than Napolean Hill. Hill interviewed 500 highly effective and successful people in all fields and found that they had a common trait: successful people make decisions quickly and seldom, if ever, change them. They develop a clear image of what they want then take action toward that goal or image.

I realize these kids fear the decisions they make. I realize they wonder about the outcome and what they will look like in the eyes of their peers.

Peers. How they will look in their eyes? Some of the biggest failures in history include...

Who was a strikeout king in baseball? Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times.

Who holds a record for missed shots in the NBA? Michael Jordan.

Who said “…you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.” Wayne Gretsky.

I've decided I don't want these kids who represent my University to be in fear of being unique or in fear of speaking their mind. After all, we all make mistakes and fail but that doesn't make us a failure. That is how we learn and gather what we need to achieve our goals. Mind and universe require order before action. Decision brings order to our mind and allows it to focus on the actions that move us toward our goal.

This morning, if there was one thing I would want, as a fan, to get across to our players is this.

There’s a common misconception that a person’s skill is their talent. Skills, however, are not talents. Talents, on the other hand, require skills. People can have skills and knowledge in areas where their talents do not lie. If they have a job that requires their skills but not their talents, organizations will never tap into their passion or voice. They’ll go through the motions, but this will only make them appear to need external supervision and motivation.

Achieving is a decision, their decision. Leaving me with only one thing to ask of them, "What is your decision?"

:shock:

Good stuff Terry!
 
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