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Until the first ball of the ITC in Reno!

 

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This quote is about heart.  I hate to break to you, but we will probably lose some games.  What makes a champion is the determination and toughness to come back after losing a game.  

This is matchplay. If you're still bowling, you always have a chance.  It's not who wins the first game, it's who wins the last game! 




 

 



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Today is the 19th

I don't who Doug Ivester is, but I like the quote.

This is 100% visualization.  When I was 20, I beat Mark Roth, Marshall Holman and Larry Laub to win the Burger King.  At that time, they were 3 of the best bowlers on tour and now 3 hall of fame members.  How can someone who never been there beat those guys?  Because I dreamed that match a 1000 times in mind.  When I was on that show, it felt like I had been there before and knew what to do.

Unfortunately, I didn't visualize any public speaking...no






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Thursday, March 20th, the first day of Spring.

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I picked this picture because I love Dr. Schuller's quote, and the woman in the picture reminds me of Amelia Earhart.  She was "selected" to fly with two men across the Atlantic a year after Lindbergh as publicity stunt to be the first woman to achieve such a feat.  Ask how she felt after the flight she said "I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes." She added, "...maybe someday I'll try it alone."

4 years later, she did it just that.  She also set the highest altitude record, was the first person to fly to Hawaii from the mainland and set or held of her time.  She achieved all this in a time where women suffrage had just earned the right to vote and many states had laws where married women couldn't work because it might take a job away from a man.  A time where Latinos were illegally deported for not speaking english and a black man dare not look at a white woman in the south for fear of ending up on the wrong end of a noose.  

So, when you hear someone say how tough times are and how much better they were in the good old days, I want you to think of Amelia.  All the prejudice and bias she had to fight to become the greatest aviator in the world.  

You can do anything you put your mind to.  The only limit you have in life is your imagination. 

BTW, Amelia died over the Pacific on quest to fly around the world.  Then again, as tough as Amelia was, they never found her body...wink



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Helen Keller was deaf and blind from birth.  However, she got her BA from Radcliffe College and went on to write to 12 books.

What was your excuse for not going to class?no



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Silly as it sounds, in my bowling days one of my favorite songs was Michael Jackson's "Man In the Mirror".  There are many similar quotes, but the message is the same; you be the best you, and rest will follow.

In retrospect, there are still many bad things in the world, but I feel this is the best time to be alive in 25,000 years of documented Man.  There is more peace in the World and more equity and opportunity for all race, creeds and genders.  Will it continue?  Will it get better yet?

That is up to your Generation.



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Yoda!

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Yes, I quoted a mythical movie character with a bunch of unruly ear hair.  The point is structure, concise practice will lead you to your desired result, failure is not an option, etc; though I don't believe in that 100%.  We learn from our failures just as we learn from our successes, but your the dedication to achieving the goal will always be the determining factor.

Truth is a just wanted to post a picture of Yoda...biggrin



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Today, you get a quote and a song.

"Life is what happens to you while youre busy making other plans." - John Lennon

This was the first album I ever bought.  Controversial in my time, as it is now, but many claim it is the greatest song of all time.

I would prefer you center your attention on the true meaning of the song and not the religious aspect of it.  As teacher in high school told me, "take more meaning from the last line of the song than the first line..."

 



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I've mixed in some some life philosophies quotes along with sports and team directed thoughts and ideas type quotes.

Back to sports with one of may favorites:

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Michael's point is clear; failure doesn't define us, only our response to failure does.  Real Champions don't have breaking points!



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As goes my rant about Coach of the Year

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My personal quote if you can't win with honor and dignity, then you're not worthy of winning.

Unfortunately, during my days on tour I've seen champions that didn't display actions with honor and dignity.  Even more unfortunately, sometimes that was me doh

As I matured, I started to understand how my actions effected people, how their opinion of me was skewed down, and how hard it was to change that.  The one good thing about that was it was only me that was affected.  At Lindenwood, your actions will be attributed to the whole program.  

That's why I would rather not dress as "dumb and dumber" this year at the National's banquet.  As much fun as that was, I would rather be more respectful and show our team in a more serious light.



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The Chairman of the Board!

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This dude lead his country to victory against Nazis when odds were against them and London was getting bombed daily, all while he was suffering from bi-polar disease.

I usually pick people that I have the most respect for along with a good quote.  Except Yoda.  He's not really a person.



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Today you get more than a quote, you get a poem;

IF

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son! 
 Rudyard KiplingIf: A Father's Advice to His Son

I think the best line from any poem is from that 3rd verse;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster, And treat those two imposters just the same.

And you get an extra one today;

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Today, I ran 1/2 mile (okay, more like walked/ran), I'm 220 lbs, 5'9" and 56 years old.  So, I feel pretty good.

I know many of you may laugh, but my challenge to you is not only to run and stay in shape; it's to live to 56! 

The survival rate of a male 21 y/o to live to age 56 is 89%.  I find that a little unnerving to know that 1 out of ten of you may not make to my age.  Women it's higher, 94%, but that because they are built stronger.  They are more important to the survival of the species.  

We a bigger, stronger and faster; but not built to last.  We have as high of an IQ as women, but do worse in school.  We have a much better chance of dying in a accident, going to prison or dying of a heart attack.   We have been every President, 90% of all CEOs and 98% of all military deaths killed in action.  

We are made to achieve greatness, but not last as like women over the long-haul.  

Embrace what we are, understand our strength, and our frailty.  Knowledge and wisdom will help live a long life, but it's more important to live life each day. This is spring.  Your in college.  You will only be here in this exact place once in your life.  

 

BTW, Abe Lincoln was assassinated on April 15th, 1865; at the age of 56...



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This has a Lion's theme wink

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How can include Yoda and not have Rafiki!

I'll give you another one for today.  When I was younger I kept my favorite quotes on the mirror of my bathroom.  Bowling on tour can be emotionally devastating.  Giving it your best shot and finishing hundreds of pins behind leaves you questioning your talent, your self-worth, even your life.  During my lean years, I had to stand up to my mental fears, and find out who I really was.  Those silly quotes on the mirror was the summary of what I learned to overcome my fears and succeed.

"If" was on my mirror, so was this one.

Fortunes Rise and Fall

Fame is Fleeting

Popularity is Just Damn Luck

All that's Left is Character

Character is who we are. it's the soul's righteousness, respect, courage, honor and virtue.  Our actions define who we are, our character leads us to take those actions.  It's sounds easy to make the right decision, but it's not, especially in a group setting.  If you think of mob lynchings and gang rapes and other "group" tragedies that has happened in this world, you wonder how can so many make the same wrong decision.  However, have you been in a situation where you saw someone doing something wrong (have some beers and drive, do drugs, etc.), and not spoke up.  That has happened to all of us.  It takes the strongest of characters to do the right thing while friends around them do not.

During a bowling match; when you start losing, its easy to place blame on others, bad luck, Karma, etc....  It's a lot harder to have the character to get back up and after thinking you made the best shot you can, and make better ones.  As Rudy Kipling said; to take victory and defeat, and treat those two imposter the same.

It takes Character...how is yours?



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I'm driving a car with this dude's name on it1

 

Just a reminder, less than 2 weeks we will be in Reno winning titles, but we have championship to win in Indy this week!

Last look at the collegebowling forum, it has 18 men and 17 women teams signed up.  I'm not surprised they didn't fill, most schools set their budget in the summer and this is a new tournament.  

The men have 7 teams and the women have 5 teams that will be in Reno bowling here.

Men's we are the second seed behind Notre Dame, then McKendree, Whitewater, Urbana, RIT, Morehead St and Purdue.

Women are the 1# seed followed by Wright St, Notre Dame, Newman, Bowling Green, Urbana, Adrain, and Bellarmine.

 



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THE SONG

If you have notice, most of the quotes here are in a picture.  The reason I've done that is because your brain interprets and deciphers sounds and pictures differently. A song or a picture will go to the right side of our brains and instantly generates a feeling or emotion.  I'm sure many of you read thru my posts and just skip the boring stuff I wrote, but the quotes in the pictures grab you attention.

That said, most athletes have their own motivation song, a song that taps into that part of the brain preparing them for competition, giving them the inspiration that they can beat the world.

In my day, a couple of the songs from the 80's

From the late 70's band; Styx,

and Lynyard Skynyrd,

Something in this millennium, maybe Shinedown's Second Chance;

However, if I was bowling competitively today, the first song I would pick,

But I'm an old man, what would be a more contemporary song you would listen too to get your mind in the right place.

What's your song!

 

 

 



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Some catching up to do.

My daughter's favorite; 

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This is a release for the men after this week end;

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The is my favorite all-time quote.

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There it is.  I have had this memorized since the 1970s.  It's a very simple idea but read is slow and understand it.

Dedication and commitment to excellence is the key to success.  If you work hard enough you will succeed.

 

Another way of putting it, if you're washing dishes in the cafe right now, be the best dishwasher you can be:

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#122 Shahid Khan

Khan came to the U.S. from Pakistan to attend the Unviersity of Illinois, working as a dishwasher for $1.20 per hour.NOW: Owns Flex-N-Gate, one of the largest private companies in the U.S., as well as NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League soccer club Fulham.

 

One last thing, this song for our girls;



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We leave one week from today

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Talked about this a little this week.  My opinion is the most important quality champions is that believe that they are going to win.  If they don't it's a fluke.

Nothing overcomes adversity like undying, unflinching optimism.  You gotta believe. 



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We will be bowling at the Convention Center in Reno a week from today!

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Edison's response on his research about the light bulb.

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Yupe, my most important point of the training manual.  Think positive and your body will react in a positive way. 



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In tribute of Gary Player, who yesterday smashed the a drive 250 yards straight down the fairway to open The Masters at the age of 78.



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Two-fer Monday

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and

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The last one.

Today in baseball, it's Jackie Robinson Day.

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It seems silly now that they wouldn't let someone play because of the color of his skin.  Thanks to Jackie.

 

Congrats to Samanth for a great finish in Singles.  @#$! brooklyns!!!furious



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Congrats to everyone for great year and an incredible experience. 

One last quote to get you ready for next year;

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A quick addition.

39. Ducks Fly Together (The Mighty Ducks)

Now I'm done.  Thread is too damn long.



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Thought I would bump this instead of making another movie quote.

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