Mike Babcock’s Perspective on Winning

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Frustrated Leaf fan after loss

“I’m not happy, ┬ábecause I like winning! That’s how I measure my enjoyment.” -Mike Babcock, Head Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club (after a loss)

 

Inspirational Poem: The Reward is Within

This poem was written by the Memory Man, Bill Clennan who many also called the Dean of Canadian Professional Speakers. He would have turned 72 years old today (Jan. 16th, 2016), but unfortunately passed away over 5 years ago. This was the way he closed many of his speeches. Whether you are an athlete or not, this is a very powerful and inspirational message. Please enjoy and remember The Memory Man.

THE REWARD IS WITHIN -Bill Clennan

Hockey PracticeThe contest lasts for moments
Though the training’s taken years,
It wasn’t the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill

You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You’ve just begun
Put forth your best
And you’ve already won.

Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker

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Motivational Quote: Power of Results

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“Nothing motivates like results.” – Dr. Robert Lewis, Creator of Men’s Fraternity

Motivational Quote: Keep Growing

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Be better than you were yesterday, but not as good as you will be tomorrow.”

-Richard Elmes

Motivational Quote: 4 Inspirational Words

Work Hard, Have Fun

Whenever my son plays hockey, I repeat the following 4 words to him. I even wrote them on the blade of his stick.

These 4 words sum up two of the most important success principles I know.

Those 4 words are: “Work Hard, Have Fun”

A great philosophy to live by.

Motivational Quote: Olympic Adversity

This quote is dedicated to the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team after losing 5-3 to USA.

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“You may not be the champion of the day, but how you deal with adversity can still make you a winner.” – Richard Elmes, The Sales Dating Guy