“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”– Jack Canfield
It’s a brand new week, and we wanted to start it off with some Monday Motivation! I liked this quote in particular because it is a reminder that sometimes the only thing that is in our way of success is our own fear and doubt of not achieving it. If you work hard and believe you are going to succeed, the possibilities are endless!
Since we’re a good deal behind on the results of the heap of new and exciting events that took place throughout the past year, I think it’s fitting to give them at least a mention.
Starting with the most formal and attention-grabbing – The Willco Awards. This ceremony first took its name and place at the Franklin Theatre last May (2015). Organized and sponsored by a handful of directors and companies, the black-tie event brought forth the top 3 finalists for both girls’ and boys’ sports, including cross country, golf, volleyball, and basketball, to name a few, across Williamson County. The awards also presented titles of Athlete of the Year (AOY), Sportsmanship of the Year, Courage Award, and Sponsor of the Year.
To read more about the initiators of the ceremony and its finalists, check out the Brentwood Home Page’s article:
And here’s a link to a video of the entire ceremony, as well as a behind the scenes segment:
We decided to share another quote with you this week. We love this one in particular, because it’s more than just motivational or inspirations, but reaches a bit further and really gets you thinking!
Is John Wooden right? Are the players who finish a game more valuable than the ones who got it started? Or do you feel it’s vice versa? Are the starters more valuable players? Or maybe you feel that they’re equally important?
This whole concept applies to much more than sports – it could apply to virtually any realm of life. A standout scenario that comes to mind when it comes to this principle is songwriting. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were known to collaborate frequently when writing their legendary lyrics, but they admitted that Lennon generally started the songs and McCartney finished them. Does this make one of them more talented than the other? Maybe we can go a little deeper and find this to be testament to how important teamwork is, since there would be no song without the starter and the finisher. Are games the same….could a victory be accomplished without the initiative of the starters or the endurance of the finishers?
I guess it’s hard to come to a definite conclusion on whether John Wooden is right or wrong with his quote, but we would love to hear your thoughts on the topic! Tell us who you believe is more important (in a game or life in general) – the starter of the finisher?
This is one of our favorite sporting quotes from one of the most notable athletes of all time! During long, tough, and stressful weeks sometimes it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on a good quote. A good quote can inspire you and motivate you to keep going strong….So we wanted to share one with you and get your feedback.
How do you interpret this quote?
What are some of your favorite sporting quotes?