Life 101 – Changing Your World


As 21-year-old just out of college I was convinced that my mission was to change the world. My youthful enthusiasm was soon tempered by realism. I quickly learned that the best way to change the world was to change my world. The following is some thoughts and ideas that I have learned over the years to change my world. Perhaps these thoughts will help you change your world and we can all make the world a better place together.

“Everyone’s journey, timeline, gifts, constraints, obstacles, & triumphs are different. Don’t look left or right. Just keep looking within, look up & look forward.” Unknown Source

It comes down to choices we make. “Choices are our beliefs turned into action, and those actions set us down a path.” Rose Marcario, Former CEO of Patagonia

Failure is not fatal, nor is it final. As Tom Peters said, “Fail forward.”

What is your world? You define it. It can be a geographical place, a concept or a state of mind. The key is that you define your world. Here are some simple rules that will help you change and better define your world:

    Stay Basic

    Stay Hungry

    Stay Focused

    Stay Excited

    Stay Uncomfortable

    Stay You

    Stay Passionate

    Stay a Child

    Smiles will get you Miles

    Remember the Little Engine Who Could – I think I can! I think I can!

“A different future is possible when we refuse to be prisoners of the past” President Barack Obama

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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