Coach Jim Johnson

What is your ‘Four-Minute Mile’?

May 31, 2017

Do you have a barrier in your life?

If you ask ten people about a barrier in their life, nine of them will likely tell you about how difficult it is to get over and that they are failing.  I am here today to help you get over that barrier and conquer your proverbial four-minute mile.  That one thing in our lives that is just eating us up inside.  Are you trying to lose weight?  Do you want to become a better leader?  What is your four-minute mile?  For me, it was to win a Section V NYS basketball title.  It took me 25 years to do so, but I then finished my career by winning 6 in my final 11 years.  Let me know how I can help and take a look at my tips below for overcoming your biggest life barrier.  Enjoy.

  • Analyze the situation. What are you doing right?  What can you do better next time?  Each day is an opportunity to succeed and it’s important you treat it like one.
  • Keep growing. Be better each day.  Never stop developing your mind and learning new things.  Persevere through the tough times and make it better through your own doing.  Truly successful people do not make excuses, they make adjustments.
  • You are the example. Handle every situation with class and respect for others.  Take ownership of your mistakes and learn how you can improve.
  • Stay motivated. Find some way to continue to stay motivated even after you fail.  Read success stories of others accomplishing what you are seeking to accomplish.  Motivation can come from many mediums.  What is yours?
  • Feedback from others. Always seek feedback from those whom you trust.  Experienced feedback is best and will help you refocus when times are tough.  Whom do you seek out for feedback?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson won his first tennis tournament ($20 Wegmans gift card prize) this past weekend at the Tennis Club of Rochester in a doubles tournament.  He is now, technically, a “professional” tennis player.

Life Tip #32:  The harder you work, the luckier you get

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