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The only expectations that matter are yours

The only expectations that matter are yours

When your expectations are highest, what others think or expect of you loses any semblance of pressure. High-performing athletes tend to have expectations that are higher than those on the outside.

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The Mamba Mentality came to transcend basketball—it applies to anyone who is striving to achieve greatness in her field. There is no single definition, but over time, it came to represent a mindset that encompasses hard work, obsessive preparedness, and dogged persistence o...

Mamba mentality is more of an approach than anything else. It's about attacking what's in front of you with passion and purpose, without fear and doubt and without an ounce of quit. No matter what it is, good/bad; success/failure that's your approach. That's what i...

Out-working everyone else provides a level of mastery and confidence that you cannot fake. When you work harder than the next player or team, you develop a true sense of competency. It becomes a point of pride. You may not be as talented as the next guy or gal, but there’s no excuse for not...

The Mamba Mentality isn’t a result. It’s not a championship trophy. It’s not a game winning shot. It’s the daily process that goes into building those things. Everything that flows from that mindset and that process is just a by-product.

High-performing athletes don’t shy away from improving their weaknesses. They don’t ignore because they aren’t good at it, or prefer to avoid the frustration that comes with developing a new skill. They view weaknesses as strengths in waiting.

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