Coach Jim Johnson

What makes you a champion?

Do you have what it takes to be a champion?

In competition, there are oftentimes very subtle differences between becoming a champion or not.  For you tennis fans, like myself, the best example of this contrast is Roger Federer versus Nick Kyrgios.  A true champion in Federer and the young talented Krygios lacking the mental fortitude to consistently be great.  With the US Open ongoing, I wanted to speak about what it takes to become a champion in this week’s #CJJblog.  Enjoy.

  • Heart.  Do you possess the desire to be great every day?  How do you consistently focus on achieving your goals? 
  • Attitude.  The attitude of a champion is one that stays strong even when things don’t go your way.  How do you stay strong mentally?
  • Desire.  Continuing to improve each day.  Roger Federer is one of the greatest athletes of all time because of his desire to continuously perfect his craft.  At 36, he is still working on his game and winning tournaments.
  • Overcome adversity. This is the true mark of a champion.  How do you keep a cool head when adversity strikes?
  • Open to be coached. One of the greatest characteristics to have is the ability to accept feedback from others.  You will never be perfect, but using proper advice from others can be very beneficial.  Have you ever had a personal coach?
  • Preparation.  Both physically and mentally.  It’s important to get in the right mindset and be present at all times.  Do you ever sit and visualize yourself being successful?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his leadership keynote to local business leaders in Rochester, NY on September 12th, then traveling to Las Vegas to take part in a promotional video for Zappos Adapted.

Life Tip #14:  Continue to grow as a person by putting together a personal growth plan

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