For the second time in history, both the U Conn Huskies and the Lady Huskies celebrated college basketball championships.
This was a significant accomplishment given the highs and lows of both teams during the season. The men’s team had lost a game earlier in the year by 30 points while the ladies won 40 consecutive games.
A sign in the Goucher field house says, “Individuals play the game but teams win championships.”
What does it take to be a champion?
|Coaching –||Strong and effective leadership that makes a difference|
|Hard Work –||Giving your all and not taking shortcuts|
|Authentic Belief –||Having an unparalleled belief in yourself and your team, regardless of the circumstances|
|Motivation –||Possessing a strong “why” and desire|
|Practice –||Putting in the time to prepare because how you practice is often how you play.|
|Internal, unstoppable self-talk –||Continuing to have positive self-talk in the face of your doubts|
|Natural ability –||While we can learn skills, having natural aptitude in an area goes a long way|
While most of us are not playing on a basketball team, we are playing on other teams to deliver powerful results. When we follow these guidelines, we can all win championships.