Kennesaw, GA – Love the Present Moment
Trevor Moawad and Dr. Bob Rotella work with elite athletes that are outliers within their chosen sports.
NEGATIVITY is Powerful And THIS is How You BEAT It | Trevor Moawad
World’s Premier Sports Psychologist | Dr Bob Rotella
What both have found is a common thread that is remarkable. The best of the best performers have a way to hyper focus on executing the present moment.
Trevor calls this focus on the present “Neutral Thinking” and Dr. Rotella calls this focused “Single mindedness”. There are no positive or negative thoughts. The current moment (Present or NOW) is just is what it is. Neutral.
When elite performers are in the zone, they focus on what do to next. In the present. NOW.
Not what might have happened yesterday or celebrating a victory tomorrow but what exactly is needed to be done right now.
Think of two recent examples.
1.- Tom Brady was playing in the 2017 Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons and found his team trailing 28-3. What happened in the second half was unbelievable. The New England offense coalesced around Tom into a single-minded unit to hyper focus on executing perfectly the next play, stringing together series after series to score 31 unanswered points to win 34-28 in OT.
2.- Tiger Woods has won the Master Golf Tournament 5 times. Playing against the very best golfers in the world, he won the 1997 Masters with a score of 18 under par! What we saw was someone who can be so “in the zone” that nothing seems to happen other than the very next shot’s strategy and execution.
I encourage you to become your best self. Do the little things well in the present moment that propels you toward your goals.
Your efforts will not be in vain. I assure you.
Cincinnati, OH – Do Well, Repeat
The surest path to success is to do the small things very well every single day.
When your good habits are strengthened and your poor habits diminished, you become your better self.
So, remember this quick call to action in the present moment, “Do Well, Repeat”
You will be happy with the results.
Marietta, GA – America’s Jubilee
According to Old Testament scripture, every 7 years the economic cycle renews and every 7 cycles there is a “Jubilee” year where there is a reset.
So, applying our liberal arts math, we have experienced a type of cycle that repeats, “7 x 7 = 49 + 1 Jubilee Year”. When we look back, we have averaged a recession and recovery period about 35 times in our country’s history. Subtracting 1776 from 2021 we get 245 and dividing that by 7 the answer is 35. Very interesting.
Reading George Friedman’s “The Next 100 Years” I realize that America has also experienced economic Jubilee cycles that we can track.
1780 America’s Independence and Governance Formation
1830 Federal Reserve and National Fiscal Policy toward Nationalism
1880 Reconstruction and Western Expansion
1930 Great Depression and Industrialization (Factory Automation)
1980 Prosperity, Tax Reform, and Information Technology
2030 Great Reawakening and Reset being predicted.
As predicted by George Friedman, the next decade (2020-2030) will be huge. Our civic, economic, cultural, and technological cycles will all converge for a reset not only in America but the entire world.
Kennesaw, GA – Friendship extends beyond politics
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”
PS. Be the kind of friend to others that you would want others to be for you.
Kennesaw, GA – Justice cannot sleep forever
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just;
That his justice cannot sleep forever.”
Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States
Marietta, GA – Optimism
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist see opportunity in every difficulty.”
When we look for opportunities, we normally find it.
Isn’t it obvious that many great leaders spend less time whining and more time leading during difficult times?
Marietta, GA – Do What You Love
“Do what you love with people you love”
This is a wonderful quote from the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.
My advice is to listen to Warren when he says that surrounding yourself with friends who you can share with is very important in being successful and happy.
Cincinnati, OH – You Become What You Think About
How do you know “what” to do if you don’t know “what” you want?
Our mind is coded like a supercomputer to process the inputs that we give it.
It’s like the adage from my IBM days, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
“George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor, is generally given credit for coining the term. Fuechsel is said to have used “garbage in, garbage out” as a concise way of reminding his students that a computer just processes what it is given.”
We make incremental changes to our activities to accomplish what we think about. Your internal compass will point you to what your thoughts direct you to do.
Fill your mind with good and you get it. Fill your mind with bad and you get that too.
Cincinnati, OH – Great quote from Thomas Paine
“The world is my country,
All mankind is my brethren,
And to do good is my religion.”
American Revolution Period (1776 – 1783)
We contribute to our world when we think beyond our own self-interests and go bigger.
Help top off someone else’s batteries today and you will be blessed yourself. Try it.
Cincinnati, OH – What is demanded of us?
A wonderful quote today from Micah in the Tanakh (Old Testament) that should encourage ACTION of you today.
“O man, what is good, and what the Lord demands of you; but
to do justice,
to love kindness, and
to walk discreetly with your God.”
Use your day to make good choices and contribute positive change for our world.