by Sunil Bali, 24-06-12

You probably haven’t heard of Glen Mills.

Glen Mills was coach to the Jamaican Olympic Sprint team for the last three Olympics and is currently Usain Bolt’s coach. His athletes have won over 100 World and Olympic medals.

Given the success of his athletes, you may think that Mills is a great motivator. But Mills isn’t big on motivation. He follows the No. 1 Rule of Sports Psychology, which is process over outcome.

If you’re totally focussed on the actions required to deliver a great performance, then the results will take care of themselves.

Despite being the greatest piece of software ever invented, the human brain can’t think more than two thoughts at the same time. If your mind is occupied with executing your game plan, then there isn’t any room for negative self-talk…..there can be no duel in your crown.


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony – Mahatma Gandhi

Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish – Jean de la Fontaine

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn – David Russell

The harder I work, the more I live – George Bernard Shaw


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For Sale — Eight puppies from a German Shepherd and an Alaskan Hussy.

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Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

The villa has a great mountain view. Swim in the lovely pool while you drink it all in.

Get rid of aunts: Zap does the job in 24 hours.

Wanted: Hair-cutter. Excellent growth potential.

Our experienced Mum will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.

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To your success,