Day 31 – Don’t Quit!

This is the 31st day of our team’s virtual mid-season training camp. Each day, there will be a short assignment for you to do to continue your development. These assignments are mandatory for players and coaches. Parents are also encouraged to participate.

It seems like forever since we’ve played hockey. But through it all, you’ve continued to work hard to constantly be improving. 1% better every day. Keep going. I’m really proud of your effort and commitment.

If you want something, go get it! Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the game!

Today, something fun to help keep you motivated… (Warning: Some of the language is a little salty.)

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently. If you let it. You me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But, it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

Quote #1

“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute or an hour or a day or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.”

Quote #2

“These clubs. These parties. All this s*** ain’t going nowhere. The more weird you are is a reflection of how committed you are to focusing on your s***. Molding and shaping and developing your ideas and your crap so that when it’s time for you to make your rounds you’re gonna fly. Stop running around here trying to live up to the hype homie.”

Quote #3

“I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you. I dare you not to go home. Somebody said, I feel like going home — I feel bad. Go through it. You ain’t gonna die. At the end of pain is success. You’re not gonna die because you’re feeling a little pain. I’m not eating like I eat at home. That’s why you’re about to go to the next level, because if you keep eating like you eat at home you would keep being a boy or a girl. It’s time to become man or woman.”

Quote #4

If you’ve got a dream, you’ve got to protect it.

Quote #5

“If people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. If you want something… go get it. Period.

Quote #6

“Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.

Quote #7

“To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you will become.”

Quote #8

And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. And I’m here to tell you, number one, that most of you say you want to be successful. But, you don’t want it bad. You just kind of want it. Some of you love sleep more than you love success. Sleep is for those people who are broke. I don’t sleep.”

Quote #9

“We can stay and get the s*** kicked out of us or we can fight our way back. We can climb out of hell, one inch at a time. I choose to fight back.”

Quote #10

“Make a choice right now. Just decide what it’s going to be. Who you’re going to be. How you’re going to do it. Just decide and then from that point the universe is going to get out your way.”

Quote #11

“Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you’ve got to be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you want to be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.”

Quote #12

He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.

Quote #13

Today’s Assignment:

For today…

  1. Complete today’s workout on the TeamBuildr app. Be sure to mark each exercise complete as you finish it.
  1. Can you identify the source actor and movie for each of the quotes in the video? Work together in the team WhatsApp group to identify all 13 quotes. (Hint: The answer may be the same for more than one quote.)