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Back-to-back gold medals. Hall-of-Fame players. Hall-of Fame coaches. What does it mean? The USA is the world’s premier basketball nation!
Throughout the Olympics, I noticed there were many things they did that can help anyone #GetBetterToday.
1. Winning is more important than ego!
Right after winning the gold medal, Coach K bragged about his players. He said there were zero complaints throughout the Olympics about playing time. I just sat back and thought “Wow!”. They’re all elite stars on their own individual NBA teams. They’re used to playing massive amounts of minutes. It could have been easy for them to complain. They didn’t though and that’ a huge reason for their success.
This team was in the Olympics for one reason, TO WIN. That was it. Need proof? Watch the bench during the game highlights. There were many times that the players on the bench appeared to be more excited than the players on the court. That just shows a team that’s TRULY rooting for each other. They were not only winning, but having FUN winning!
We need to do the same thing. It’s not always about who is going to get the credit. I’ll be the first to admit, that’s harder than it seems. At the end of the day though, success & winning is all that matters. If you’re going to accomplish something great, you’re going to need help along the way. As a former athlete, I cherish the winning teams that I was a part of FAR MORE than personal success or records.
2. Stick With What’s Working
It was obvious that Team USA rode with their hot hands. Remember when Carmelo Anthony hit the 4 three-pointers in like 90 secs?
His teammates were waiting for him to get back down the floor. They knew he was on fire and continued to feed him the ball. The same can be said for Kobe, Lebron, and Durant during the tournament. Team USA continued to ride someone’s momentum and feed the hot hand.
If you’re doing something that is proven to be successful, stick with it. In fact, Donald Trump said, “When you have momentum going, play the momentum.” Stick with your qualities that are making you successful. If someone gave you some great advice, use it and go back to ask for more. We go through many different seasons in life. When we’re in a season of success/breakthrough, get as much as possible!
3. Never Be Content
Over the past 9 months, Lebron has won a Regular Season MVP, NBA Title, Finals MVP. It could have been easy for him to become content and not put an emphasis on the Olympics. But he did. Because of that, he added his 2nd gold medal.
“It’s been a great ride for me. I could have never scripted it this way. I’ve had many dreams about it, about winning an NBA championship and then following it up with a gold medal and being part of some of the great. I’m fortunate. I’m happy I’m able to do this for our country.” -Lebron
There’s A LOT we can learn from Lebron (Enough I need to write a whole blog post about it). His willingness to stay hungry and “buy-in” to Team USA should be an example to everyone across the world. Never be content, because you can always get better! As a result of getting better, you can achieve more than you’ve ever dreamed of!Chat with Michael on Twitter & Facebook Chat with GetBetterToday.com on Twitter & Facebook
In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion.
More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were
serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a
Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.
While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband:
If you will give us a son,we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s
youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines .
He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow. The University of Florida ‘s star quarterback became
the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of
the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for Christian witness. As a result, he is being called The Mile-High Messiah.
Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of womens’
centers across the country.
He’s being mocked and ridiculed but he keeps bending
Credit to YouTube user gildeutsch.