These are a few reflections, lessons, random thoughts and some expectations for the New Year. 2013 was a great year of learning and sharing for me; I am looking forward to an even better year in 2014. This next year marks 50 years since graduating from high school, hardly seems like that long, it certainly has been an adventurous journey. It just reminds how fortunate I have been to have a loving supportive family, great mentors to learn from and special friends. Some of them are no longer with us but they are in my thoughts everyday.
Every year that passes just keeps reaffirming that everything that is old is new again.
Just because something did not work in the past does not mean it won’t work now – different time, different people, different place and different circumstances.
Calling something “functional” does not make it functional.
The better you get at learning the more you learn, the key is learning how to learn.
Master the basics and never abandon the basics. Everything is built on basics.
Long-term athlete development is one of the most misunderstood areas in sport today. No further comment necessary.
No shades of gray regarding drugs, you cannot walk the line. You either are on the side of drugs or opposed to it. For me there is no place for performance-enhancing drugs in sport or anything that remotely resembles them.
Five years of success does not a career make. It takes twenty years to be an overnight success.
I want to wish all of you a very happy and healthy new year.