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Action Steps for true CHAMPIONS

March 15, 2015
By Gerald Williams of TKBasketball

Action Steps for True Champions


1. Act like a Winner. I can't stress enough the importance of handling yourself at all times with class and integrity, especially in the tough times that truly test everyone and usually bring out our worst instincts.

2. Always be positive. Positive people can take on the world.  

3. Be committed to hard work. Hard work is not always fun, but it's the price you must pay to be more successful. The harder you work, the tougher it is to surrender.

4. Be committed to doing things the right way. Remember that perfect practice makes perfect.

5. Learn to stay relaxed and friendly no matter how much tension you're under.

6. Write down your goals and review them often. When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail by default.  

7. Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of your goals.

8. Don't put things off. Get in the habit every day of doing the more unpleasant things first... If you tell someone you're going to do something, then do it.

9. Eliminate the word quit from your vocabulary. If you want to be successful over the long haul, you must be willing to stay the course... People, who won't quit, don't.

10. Learn from your mistakes. There are four things you should do with a mistake: 1) recognize it, 2) admit it, 3) learn from it, 4) forget it.

11. Be able to admit your weaknesses and establish short-term goals to overcome them.

12. Dress and look your best at all times.  

13. Replace the word "can't" with "can," and "try" with "will" in your vocabulary.

14. Be on time. Always try to be at least ten minutes early.  

15. Thrive on pressure. The more you prepare the better able you are to handle pressurized situations. Pressure often brings out extraordinary results.

16. Develop a study routine. Discipline yourself to study 1 to 2 hours a night. Your grades reflect how much time you are willing to study.

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