Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
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Obviously, we’re not talking romantic love here or even brotherly love in the traditional Christian sense. The best analogy I can think of is the intense emotional connection that great warriors experience in the heat of battle.
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Phil wasn’t even interested in getting players to do as he said, he wanted them to think on their own so they could make their own decisions during the game. Kobe was possibly more difficult to coach though, because his goal was to become the greatest of all time. It’s a mysterious juggling act that requires not only a thorough knowledge of the time-honored laws of the game but also an open heart, a clear mind, and a deep curiosity about the ways of the human spirit.”You can’t force your will on people. If you want them to act differently, you need to inspire them to change themselves.” Most of the players weren’t that familiar with Native American psychology, but they understood intuitively the deeper meaning of the ring. Early in the season, the players had created a chant they would shout before each game, their hands joined together in a circle.
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I’ve taken a lot of ribbing from other coaches for my experiments with meditation. Once college basketball coaches Dean Smith and Bobby Knight came to a Lakers game and asked me, “Is it true, Phil, that you and your players sit around in a dark room before games and hold hands?” Suzuki teaches us to meditate by sitting with a straight spine, relaxed shoulder, and chin pulled in as if we wanted to support the sky with our head. He learned to be present and enjoy the moments as they come. And he learned to lead his two daughters as well.He sat down with Luke Walton after coming down hard on him. He knew that Walton was looking to being a coach himself one day. He wanted an environment in which everyone had a leadership role, however small that could be (also read Principles: Life and Work). The three rings were Vilya, Nenya, and Narya. The rings Vilya and Narya went to Elven High King Gil-galad of Lindon, who entrusted Vilya to Elrond and Narya to Círdan, Elven lords of Rivendell and Mithlond, respectively. These rings were kept by Elrond and Círdan following the death of Gil-galad. Following the arrival of the Istari in Middle-earth, Círdan, recognising Gandalf as the wisest of the five and also as a Maiar, passed Narya on to him. Nenya was originally given to Galadriel, Lady of Lothlórien and mother of Elrond's wife Celebrían, and forever remained with her.