Thursday, January 31, 2013

10 Motivational Quotes and Tips for Hard Times


10 Motivational Quotes and Tips for Hard Times

10 Motivational Quotes and Tips for Hard Times
Just a few motivational quotes and tips for those troubled times when you need a quick dose of inspiration.

1.  Accepting Life’s Challenges

“The brick walls are there for a reason.  The brick walls are not there to keep us out.  The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.  Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.  They’re there to stop the other people.”
–Randy Pausch
In every life there are great challenges, and in every challenge there are great doses of life to be lived.
Whether you judge a challenge to be a problem or an opportunity says more about you than about the challenge itself.  The way you choose to see the world isthe way your world will be.  This is what gives life its magic; it’s a continuous, dynamic phenomenon that becomes exactly what you choose to make it.
Do something extraordinary.  Accept life’s opportunities.  Realize that if you never step up to a challenge that’s a bit over your head, you’ll never know how tall you truly are.  Rise to each challenge and continue adding value to the ever-growing possibilities that await your brilliance.

2.  Working Hard

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”  –Beverly Sills
When you’re young you have this fantasy that super successful adults – writers, musicians, doctors, businessmen, etc. – have some kind of magical chest of toolsallowing them to build masterpieces that are larger than life.  You fanaticize about a hammer of creativity, a pliers of efficiency, a saw of wisdom, and so on and so forth.
But then you grow up and you realize, for the most part, everyone is working with the same set of imperfect, rusty, old tools – desire, commitment, honesty, kindness, love, persistence, etc.  And as flawed and bent as they may be, they work wonders against the odds when you truly put them to the test.  Read The Success Principles.

3.  Choosing Wisely

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”  –J.K. Rowling
The universe – people, books, life experience, etc. – can only give you good advice, but you ultimately decide what to do with it.
Life is ticking away every second.  The worst thing is spending your entire life drowning slowly and not being able to convince yourself that you are in full control, and that you can easily save yourself by simply standing up.
This is your life, made up entirely of your choices, your actions, your thoughts, your relationships, etc.  Someday you will either decide to save yourself or remain unsaved forever.

4.  Growing from Problems

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”  –Friedrich Nietzsche
Times of great difficulty are times of great opportunity.  These times may not seem ideal at first, but they usually provide keen insight into ideas of great value.  When you are surrounded by problems, you are simultaneously given an opportunity to provide valuable solutions.
When times are good and everything is comfortably in order, it’s easy to become complacent and forget how skillful and resourceful you are capable of being.  Troubled times are necessary evils that push you forward, because they eventually end, and the lessons and strengths you gain from them last a lifetime.

5.  Laughing it Off

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”  –Veronica Roth
If you wish to measure your success in life, don’t bother analyzing your bank account, or your job description, or your relationship status, or your weight, or any other superficial badge society loves to pin on your resume.  Just count the moments you spend peacefully in laughter.  That’s what success is – living happily in your own way, and laughing at the highs, the lows, and all the ridiculous moments in between.
Do what you need to do, but don’t take yourself too seriously.  Laugh whenever you can because you can.  There’s honestly nothing like deep breaths after a good chuckle – nothing in the whole wide world like a sore tummy and cheeks for all the right reasons.  Read Learned Optimism.

6.  Staying True to Yourself

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”  –Rita Mae Brown
To make a positive difference in your life you must sometimes be different andtake the road less traveled.  It requires courage to go against the grain like this, especially when the people around you are confused and irritated by your choices; but such courage can bring great rewards when you stick to your guns.
Where others see only shadows of uncertainty, look for glimmers of opportunity.  When you encounter rudeness and irritation, generously offer polite doses of confident patience.  When you bump up against arrogance, dilute the negativity with your own sincere, self-assured humility.
Just because everyone is heading in a one direction doesn’t mean you must go that way too.  On the contrary, it’s a valuable opportunity for you to step aside and figure out where you truly want to go.

7.  Fighting for Your Dreams

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  –Eleanor Roosevelt
When things don’t go right, it doesn’t mean you have to go wrong along with them.  Goals and dreams are kind of like breathing – once you give up, there’s no hope left.  Don’t do that to yourself.
It’s always too early to quit.  You must continue breathing, even if it’s just a series of short, shallow breaths.  Continue putting forth even the smallest efforts to sustain your dreams.  Accept the fact that if you fight through the challenges, there is always a chance you might lose, but if you do not fight at all, you have already lost.  Read 1,000 Little Things.

8.  Deciding to Change

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”  –H. Jackson Brown Jr.
If you’re not where you want to be right now, take the time to visualize yourself in the place you want to be and take the first step in that direction.  You may not be able to change your destination in a day, but you can change your direction right now.
Keep moving along this new path and it will eventually lead you to your destination.

9.  Being Present

“It’s being here now that’s important.  There’s no past and there’s no future.  Time is a very misleading thing.  All there is ever, is the now.  We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”  –George Harrison
Do not wish your moments away.  Do not ruin today by focusing on another time and place.  There is only now; realize how rich you are in it.  It stands to reason that if you learn to live well you will eventually pass on well too, in complete peace.  The skills are the same: being present in the moment, and brave, and thankful for all the opportunities you have.
Make your time count.  Right now you are creating history – your legacy.  Don’t let it slip by without being aware of it.  Life works in a strange way:  You want something and you work and wait and work and wait, and feel like it’s taking forever to come.  Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is relive all the great memories you made along the way.
Happiness is the journey.  Open your eyes.  Don’t miss it.  Read The Power of Now.

10.  Being Thankful

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”  –Walt Whitman
You are right here, right now, breathing.  Enjoy it.  You’ve got nothing to do today accept to smile.
Happiness is valuing what you have, and enjoying the people, places, objects and events in your life for what they are.  It’s not about changing and achieving all the time, it’s about being and appreciating.  And you can nearly always enjoy the things happening around you if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
Photo by: Hartwig HKD

Toughness Thursday: Max Seibald - NFL Combine


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Winning Defense Wednesday: Virginia Defenseman Bray Malphrus Interview

Getting ready for the 2013 season.  Get pumped!  Just check out Bray Malphrus (UVA, '11) after the National Championship Game


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Seminole Lacrosse Night at DAS with Coach Dom Starsia Wednesday January 30 6:00-8:00pm

Seminole Lacrosse Night at DAS with Coach Dom Starsia
Wednesday January 30
6:00-8:00pm
Kick off the season and get great deals on lacrosse equipment just for Seminole Players. Special giveaways every 20 minutes.  Posters, stickers, and lanyards for the kids.  Head Stringing demonstration


Seminole Boys Lacrosse League
Registration is now open
www.seminolelax.org                  
Cost $135.00 + US Lacrosse membership
Practice begins the week of February 11
Game Schedule - 9 weeks Start March 3 and ends May 12, no games March 31 or April 7
3 Divisions
3-4 Grade
5-6 Grade
7-8 Grade

Seminole Co-Ed K-2 Development League
Registration is now open
Cost $60.00 + US Lacrosse Membership
9 week, Sunday only,  skill development program
Points of emphasis will be fundamentals, Stick skills, rules, and fun!
Begins March 3 and ends May 12, off March 31 and April 7

Seminole Spring Players League
Registration Coming Soon
Cost $60.00 + US Lacrosse Membership
A 9 week development/league play for boys not participating on High School JV or Varsity Teams
Visit www.seminolelax.org for more details

Monday, January 28, 2013

UVA Coach Dom Starsia speaks to Seminole youth lacrosse (2011)


Stick Stringing: How To String: High pocket theory






Stick Stringing - Sam Bradman on Stringing Mesh Lacrosse Heads






USILA Coaches Poll: Division I Men's Lacrosse


2013 Coaches Polls
Division I
Division I
January 27, 2013 - Preseason
Rank
Team
Record
Points
1Loyola
-
232(10)
2Maryland
-
221(1)
3Notre Dame
-
198
4 TieJohns Hopkins
-
186(1)
4 TieNorth Carolina
-
186
6Duke
-
185
7Virginia
-
170
8Cornell
-
168
9Denver
-
150
10Colgate
-
122
11Lehigh
-
113
12UMass
-
104
13Syracuse
-
103
14Princeton
-
88
15Penn State
-
68
16Fairfield
-
40
17Yale
-
36
18Bucknell
-
32
19Ohio State
-
23
20Hofstra
-
18

Also receiving votes
: Villanova, Drexel, Harvard, Bryant, Georgetown, Army, Delaware, Albany, Brown

USILA Coaches Men's Division I Lacrosse Poll


2013 USILA Coaches' Poll
Division I
Division I
January 27, 2013 - Preseason
Rank
Team
Record
Points
1Loyola
-
232(10)
2Maryland
-
221(1)
3Notre Dame
-
198
4 TieJohns Hopkins
-
186(1)
4 TieNorth Carolina
-
186
6Duke
-
185
7Virginia
-
170
8Cornell
-
168
9Denver
-
150
10Colgate
-
122
11Lehigh
-
113
12UMass
-
104
13Syracuse
-
103
14Princeton
-
88
15Penn State
-
68
16Fairfield
-
40
17Yale
-
36
18Bucknell
-
32
19Ohio State
-
23
20Hofstra
-
18

Also receiving votes
: Villanova, Drexel, Harvard, Bryant, Georgetown, Army, Delaware, Albany, Brown

USILA Coaches Men's Division I Lacrosse Poll


2013 USILA Coaches' Poll
Division I
Division I
January 27, 2013 - Preseason
Rank
Team
Record
Points
1Loyola
-
232(10)
2Maryland
-
221(1)
3Notre Dame
-
198
4 TieJohns Hopkins
-
186(1)
4 TieNorth Carolina
-
186
6Duke
-
185
7Virginia
-
170
8Cornell
-
168
9Denver
-
150
10Colgate
-
122
11Lehigh
-
113
12UMass
-
104
13Syracuse
-
103
14Princeton
-
88
15Penn State
-
68
16Fairfield
-
40
17Yale
-
36
18Bucknell
-
32
19Ohio State
-
23
20Hofstra
-
18

Also receiving votes
: Villanova, Drexel, Harvard, Bryant, Georgetown, Army, Delaware, Albany, Brown

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Videos: Jesse Hubbard

Jesse Hubbard Doesn't Quit
Jesse Hubbard inducted into the 2012 Lacrosse Hall of Fame







‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?

‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" - Dale Carnegie

‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" - Dale Carnegie

‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" - Dale Carnegie

‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" - Dale Carnegie

‎"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" - Dale Carnegie

Talent hits a target no one else can hit...

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer

"A genius is just a talented person who does his homework." -Thomas A. Edison #quote

"A genius is just a talented person who does his homework." -Thomas A. Edison 

"A genius is just a talented person who does his homework." -Thomas A. Edison #quote

"A genius is just a talented person who does his homework." -Thomas A. Edison 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Duke lacrosse kicks of 2013 campaign with four-way exhibition


Duke lacrosse kicks of 2013 campaign with four-way exhibition

By Daniel Carp | Jan 25, 2013
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Falling just two wins short of a national championship last season, Duke sought to be the best-prepared team for every game it played.
But when the team returns to the field for the first time this season, the Blue Devils will look to abandon that philosophy for one weekend, when they kick off their 2013 campaign in exhibition action against Bucknell, Navy and Limestone starting Saturday at 9 a.m.
“We don’t know anything about them, and that’s the beauty of scrimmages,” head coach John Danowski said. “There is no scouting and no preparation. They show up, they bring their guys, we show up with our guys and you really just focus on your players and what they can do.”
Danowski added that this weekend’s action will be merely for experience—no score will be kept, the games will start one after the other and Duke’s primary goal will be to get into playing shape for its season opener Feb. 9 against Denver.
“We want to see who can play. It’s really simple,” Danowski said. “We want to see who’s got some instincts. It’s early—we have two weeks until our first game, so we aren’t going to be in game shape. But we want to see some freshman in game situations and sophomores that have grown from their freshman years and seniors who can play like seniors.”
Exhibition play will still provide the Blue Devils with competitive matchups. Bucknell finished 9-7 last season and fell to Colgate—a team Duke faced in last year’s NCAA tournament quarterfinals—in the Patriot League Tournament. Navy finished 6-6 in 2012 but notched victories against Colgate and Johns Hopkins and played a close game against North Carolina. They have earned NCAA Tournament berths in six of the past 10 seasons.
Limestone and Duke actually ended their respective seasons in the same location, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Limestone, a Division II team, saw its season meet a bitter end on lacrosse’s championship weekend, falling 11-10 to Dowling in the Division II national title game.
Duke will use this weekend as an opportunity to experiment with some new personnel and develop the rotation as it enters a new season. Sophomore Kyle Turri will see increased time between the pipes this weekend after making just three starts during his freshman campaign.
Danowski also said that sophomore Will Haus, who was a stalwart at the defensive midfield position last season, will play a bigger role in the Blue Devil offense this year. He also mentioned that sophomore Brian Dailey and junior Luke Duprey will spend more time on the wing this season to replace the production of Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist CJ Costabile, Duke’s all-time leader in ground balls.
In addition to getting back into playing shape, Duke will use this weekend’s exhibition action as an opportunity to adjust to a number of new NCAA rules instituted to quicken the pace of play this season. Among these include quicker substitution patterns, an extension of the substitution box by 10 yards and a new 30-second shot clock procedure following a stall warning.
“We’re not going to spend too much time worrying about the new rules, but we also have to be aware because you want to master the subtleties of the game,” Danowski said. “But we like to play fast anyway, so we think it’s right in our wheelhouse.”