Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



Is Federer Poised For A Rise Back To the Top?

Sam Obitz / March 1st, 2012 / No Comments »

As I wrote about here nearly a year and a half ago, Roger Federer’s fall from the top spot in the world of tennis was precipitated by a loss of confidence, not a diminution of his tennis playing skills. Federer,

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Media’s Fascination With Overnight Success Sends Wrong Message

Sam Obitz / February 16th, 2012 / No Comments »

There was a time in our country’s history when hard work and perseverance were valued above all else. These values inspired (and it can be argued helped to create) many of our greatest citizens. In 2005 a competition was conducted

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Written A Year Ago, But Just As True Today

Sam Obitz / February 2nd, 2012 / No Comments »

Since yesterday was national Letter Of Intent signing day for the top high school football players across the nation, and all the media attention and fanfare that accompanies it… I decided to bring the article I wrote about it last

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Don’t Let What You Can’t Control, Get in the Way of What You Can Control

Sam Obitz / January 26th, 2012 / No Comments »

It never ceases to amaze me how much time is wasted by people worrying about things that are beyond their control. Yet when it comes to taking care of things that are completely within their control, they tend to procrastinate.

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The Road Less Traveled

Sam Obitz / January 12th, 2012 / No Comments »

I often talk about the importance of culture and character in building a team, whether it is in sports or in business. Despite overwhelming evidence that point to the importance of both of these factors in sustained success, very few

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How To Get Results – Updated for 2012

Sam Obitz / December 29th, 2011 / No Comments »

Last year I wrote an entry with the same title here that focused on my disdain for New Year’s resolutions and preference for New Year’s goals instead. It is often said that goals are simply dreams with a timeline. I

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When Words and Actions Are at Odds, Everyone Involved Loses

Sam Obitz / December 15th, 2011 / No Comments »

The brawl that took place in the final seconds of the annual “Crosstown Shootout” basketball game between the University of Cincinnati and 8th ranked Xavier University this past weekend was regrettable and embarrassing. There was even the suggestion that assault

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Rest in Peace Chester McGlockton

Sam Obitz / December 1st, 2011 / No Comments »

I am writing this today with a bit of a heavy heart. We all have proverbial Achilles’ heels in our lives that we struggle with and I am facing one of mine today as I learned that an old friend

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Chip Kelly Is Anything But Reckless

Sam Obitz / November 18th, 2011 / No Comments »

Calling Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly reckless is no different than calling Copernicus, Abraham Lincoln or Joseph Lister reckless. During Copernicus’ time, conventional wisdom was that the Earth was at the center of the Solar System. Copernicus, rather than

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‘The Games You Remember Are Played in November’

Sam Obitz / November 7th, 2011 / No Comments »

I first heard this phrase used in describing college football when I was a teenager. I’m not sure who originated this saying, but I have seen this play out year after year ever since then. We just completed the first

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