Daily Update: July 7, 2016

(The scene in the quote contains one instance of language because it’s a Jason Statham movie.) “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses-behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” -Muhammad Ali, Boxer

Yeah. The road to achievement is long. There are many bumps at many different stages in the road to success. Clear goals are not always so clear when you stumble toward their achievement. The truth is, one moment is not what leads to failure, but rather, a collection of moments leading to that moment. While one moment is typically what people remember when recollecting a failure, that moment is always set up by several events preceding it. The preceding moments, in Ali’s case, could be one less push-up than necessary in training, which could have lead to a defeat. Sometimes, you may not even have done anything wrong in the preceding moments. It could be as simple as you being in a conversation with others that influences part of the failure. On the other hand, one extra push-up could lead to a victory, or one conversation could influence you to make a better decision that leads to success. Goals are tricky. Be careful in preparation. Something that seems trivial in preparation could cost you, or reward you, in the long run. It’s never one moment that defines success or failure, so don’t let one moment get to your head. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you fail and are down, know that success is bound to come. If you succeed, don’t get too hyped, because you need to be careful to minimize the effects of following failure. Just make sure that you do your absolute best at all times to set yourself (and others) up for success. If it helps, know that even the Browns reach the endzone eventually when they keep driving toward it. 🙂 That seems like a solid transition into the news:

  1. The San Diego Chargers signed third-round draft pick, C Max Tuerk, to his rookie contract. But, the bigger story is that the Chargers first-round draft pick, DE Joey Bosa, remains unsigned.
  2. Another Eli Manning story. Earlier this summer, the New York Giants QB said that the team needs to score more points. His most recent gem of wisdom was his response to the question, “Is Big Blue a playoff team in 2016?” The answer: “Yeah, definitely.” Eli is taking a big risk. Being a Giants fan myself, I understand that New York fans can be particularly unforgiving and demanding in regard to our Giants. If he is wrong (which I personally believe he is), he could be in some hot water with Giants fans (not me though, because he doesn’t give me any hope by saying that).
  3. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was named the #1 NFL player of 2016 on the “Top 100 Players of 2016” list, which was voted on by the players, beating out defensive player of the year, DE J.J. Watt, who was #1 last season. So the media and the players agree that Cam was the best last year, as the media gave him the MVP award for last season.

That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment regarding the daily quote and/or the daily news and/or whatever you want to talk about, along with a much-appreciated like. Have a pleasant tomorrow.


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