I have had the pleasure of being around the teachings of Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady for 10yrs of my life now.  I have learned so much from them about how a true champion performs.  I am attaching a video to this article.  To me it explains the game that goes on for everyone out there trying to become great.  The biggest opponent is yourself.  You can either build yourself up or tear yourself down.  I watched this video and it made me think that if they only would have played on the same team against others they couldn’t have lost. Instead they spent the whole time playing each other and in the end, when one lost they both actually lost.

I read a book called The magic of thinking big and the author explains in there that you have to overcome you.  If you have not read this book yet I would highly recommend it.  Many people in life forget the game is against themselves and they spend there whole life blaming others for their lack of results.  If they would just try to be a better them today than yesterday they would win in the end.

Click here to watch the video.

Good luck on your personal journey in life.  Remember, your the biggest obstacle in your way.


  1. Bill Schulz says:

    It sure is easy to defeat yourself when you know all your inner, best hidden weak spots. Thanks for reminding us that we also know the areas to cultivate our strengths…if we would only allow ourselves to talk positive.

  2. Laurie Tallio says:

    I had one of those nights where I was totally and completely awake in the middle of it and thoughts were racing. I remember my friend Maddie telling me that sleepless nights was God’s way of telling her she needed to be praying for someone. Well, not being certain last night who that someone was, there were many people that were recipients of my prayers! So then I read your article this morning. OVERCOME ME ….. I know the best way to do this is to daily look away from me in the service and love of others. Just like in the kite flying analogy, consistency will be the key.

  3. Andy Larsen says:

    Thanks for a great reminder, Steve. For many if not most people, myself included, this is spot on. One of the biggest lessons I have learned since getting plugged in to some better information has been to try to eliminate negative self talk. It’s a lesson we need to re-learn often–deprogramming years of negativity. It’s a lesson worth learning, and worth repeating until belief, taking responsibility, and positive input becomes the habit.

  4. Dan White says:

    Great stuff, A great reminder that no matter where I go, there I am. I have to get past me before I can influence anyone else. Before anyone will listen to me, I have to listen to me. Before I can share my love with someone else, I have to share it with myself. I have to get me out of the way. Before I can change anything external, I have to change the internal. In the end, I am the only one that I can change. As Gandhi said, “Be the change in the world that you want to see”

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