Being great and fulfilling your potential has only one direction. There is only one way. The only way to play a game, regardless of the score, is to play with maximum attention. With maximum focus. With maximum effort. With maximum mental and physical strength. With the maximum that you can offer, of everything you possess, in that moment.
When you play this way, the results on the scoreboard happen as an inevitable and certain consequence. There will be disappointment and despair and defeat along the way, but preparing and playing the one true way will always result in you, and your team, being a champion. Look past the scoreboard and see the victory within. The one way leads to greatness!
From October 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com