Thursday, July 19, 2012

What separates the great from the near-greats? Little things, says Trevor Moawad

Trevor Moawad
Nothing like Trevor Moawad had ever hit the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance before.

Moawad, director of the IMG Performance Institute, packed a lot into his presentation July 18 on what it takes to be a success in any endeavor.

You could tell he brought out the desire to excel in a room full of people who work hard to succeed every day.

It was a rare opportunity to get coaching and motivation from one of the best in the world.

And to hear names dropped by a sports world insider. Who knew that Denver quarterback Peyton Manning had been in Bradenton this week?

He also offered an insight into what makes tennis player Maria Sharapova great. It was during her struggle to overcome a shoulder injury that he heard her say that if she couldn't get back to the top, she would quit the game. Sharapova didn't want people to refer to what she used to be, but rather  what she is now.

In a stirring comeback, she reclaimed the No. 1 World Tennis Association ranking this year with her win in the French Open.

Maybe the bottom line of his talk is that we can be masters of our destiny. Will power, preparation, careful planning, a positive outlook can take us far.

What separates the greats from the near greats is often preparation and consistency, to allow peak performance even when the heat is on.

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