TO BE or TO DO by John Boyd (military strategist and architect of the OODA loop)

“Young lady/men, one day you will come to a fork in the road, and you’re going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go. If you go that way you can BE somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and you will get assignments. OR, you can go that way and you can DO something – something for your country, your team and for yourself. If you decide you want to DO something, you may not get promoted and you may not get the good assignments and you certainly will not be a favorite of your superiors. But you won’t have to compromise yourself. You will be true to yourself and friends. And your work might make a difference. To BE somebody or to DO something. Life is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision.”

As the late Mr. Rogers said “The important thing is to find something you feel good about doing.”

About Marc Girardelli – 5 World Cup Titles and Multiple Medals

“One of the more remarkable skiers I have had the pleasure to work with, is Marc Girardelli. He has been his own coach since 13 years of age. He knows where he is going, he knows the way and he alone takes full responsibility for the hard work. As he knows the importance of “Mind Training” he is in a regular and systematic way practicing autogenic and mental training.”  Lars-Eric Unestahl

Phil Mahre – 3 Over all World Cup titles and Olympic Gold in Slalom

“One can always learn from others. The Champion’s mind holds a wealth of insight, as to how you can become a winner in your everyday life.”

“ The most vital aspect of winning is mental attitude.”

“Visualization was really the key” explaining the reasons for his dramatic improvements from one season to the next.

Ingmar Steinmark  – 86 World Cup Wins and Multiple Medals

“I do not know anything about luck, but the harder I train the luckier I get.”

“To win, I have to get angry. My anger is directed at the course, attacking it and beating it.”

“I m still aiming for my goal in skiing-to make a perfect race.”