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Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by Jon Gordon

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Chapter 32. The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

"What are you doing?" Martin asked.

"Meditating," he answered.

"Meditating on what?"

"On The Word. Been doing it every day since The Day," Coach said.

"What's The Day?" Martin asked. "You gotta tell me."

"I'll tell you soon, Martin. Just not time yet. But you'll know soon enough."

"So what's with the meditating?" Martin asked.

"Well, ever since The Day I realized how important it is to start your day off right. Instead of letting the world create you, you create your world. Instead of starting your morning by turning on the news, I say consider taking a walk of prayer. Instead of looking down at the paper, look up to the heavens. And instead of listening to all those sports commentators say how great or bad you are, simply walk outside, close your eyes, smell the fresh air, take a few deep breaths, and discover the real peace you seek. I always told my girls that each day, stay positive, do your best to succeed and have faith in a brighter and better future. I believe this is the antidote to fear and what we truly need to succeed in this world."

Martin was glad that coach brought up the issue of fear, because it was exactly what he came to talk to him about. "Yeah, about that," Martin said. "About the fear you said I needed to know and overcome. I read the part in the playbook about seizing the moment, and it hit me what my fear is. You want to know what it ...

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