Monday, August 6, 2012

Motivation From the African Plains - "Run to the Roar" Extended Trailer

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.” -Unknown

Book Recommendation:

12 Time National Champion Squash Coach and Professional 
Speaker Paul Assaiante's book "Run to the Roar"

Run towards the roar, run towards what frightens us.

Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river....Click to see more.

Success Formula:  US Army Special Forces Strategy

R - Respect for your enemy
A - Accountability to your team
W -Work Ethic
D - Discipline

John Anderson - Retired Military Officer gave a motivational speech to the Hudson Valley Eagle 2004-05 MJHL Champions. The team finish 3rd Place in USA Hockey National Championship.

Power Thoughts:

  • Strategies do not work, unless you do!
  • Everyone has fears, the key is to move forward anyway. 
  • F.E.A.R. - False Evidence Appearing Real

Power Questions:
What is holding you back?

Fear of:
  • success
  • failure
  • rejections
  • past failures
  • humiliation
  • loosing it all
  • not enough
  • physical limitations
  • physical fitness
  • emotional scars


  1. Take a step towards doing something you fear today and the next step will be easier 
  2. Act as if you could not fail.
  3. Fake It until you make it!

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