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Executive Toughness by Jason Selk

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CHAPTER 10Gable Discipline

Optimism Through Unremitting Action

Dan Gable represents the epitome of discipline. Unique and intense even in his sixties, he speaks with an intensity that transmits the effort he puts into his thoughts. Gable has been the best in the world twice; undeniably the greatest wrestler the world has ever seen, Gable is also known as the best college wrestling coach in history. His approach to achieving his spectacular success is quite straightforward: develop a plan and then have the discipline to execute the plan, and if that doesn’t work, become more disciplined.

In 1970, following a high school wrestling career in which he was undefeated, Dan Gable sat perched atop college wrestling, poised for perfection again, with ...

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