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Drive and Passion

Growth Comes From Discomfort

Lebron James is arguably the best basketball player on the planet. It would be easy for him to play to his strengths. But in 2014, he added a new element to practice. A one-on-one contest where buckets only counted if you shot off the wrong foot and with the wrong hand. James was minimizing a…

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Being Great is Easy. Being Good is Harder.

We’re told to shoot for the stars, to set scary goals, to dream big, to go big or go home. When it comes to striving for success, we focus on raising the ceiling; doing something that we haven’t done before; setting a new personal record. Our focus tends to be on being great. Comedian and actor…

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The Myth of Greatness

At the 1972 Munich Olympics, Frank Shorter did the unthinkable for an American: he won the marathon. At the same race, his friend, countryman, and occasional training partner Kenny Moore ran an incredibly strong race to take the heartbreaking 4th place spot. In his book Best Efforts, Moore describes a conversation he had with Shorter the…

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