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See It To Seize It: How Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton Used A Ladder, Some Scissors, And A Little Magic To Capture A Title

After the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Saturday night, a mob of Florida State basketball players giddily tossed one another t-shirts and hats. Together, they’d just defeated Boston College to claim the school’s first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season basketball title, so a little bit of celebrating was in order.

The melee was quickly halted, however, as the public address announcer called everyone’s attention to the spotlighted end of the arena. There, high in the building’s rafters, a banner unfurled, revealing the words, “2020 ACC Champions.” The arena went wild at the sight.

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A Step Of Faith: Nik Wallenda Walks Over Masaya Volcano To Chase Greatness And Shows How Anyone Can Live A Life Of Meaning

A Step Of Faith: Nik Wallenda Walks Over Masaya Volcano To Chase Greatness And Shows How Anyone Can Live A Life Of Meaning

One of the greatest athletes I know will spend tomorrow night doing something extraordinary: at 8:00 PM Eastern, aerialist Nik Wallenda will step out onto a 1,800-foot high wire strung across the active Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. Every step (or misstep) of the journey will be captured by ABC and broadcast live to the planet. It’s just the latest of Wallenda’s death-defying walks above the world.

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Your Daily Dose of Greatness

Chris Hardwick

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.'”

– Leonardo da Vinci

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Become A Legend: Carolina Hurricanes Emergency Goalie David Ayres Teaches The Three Keys To ‘Seizing Your Moment’

Stay In The Game: Patrick Mahomes Delivers A Super Bowl Victory Because He Didn’t Give In

Imagine being in a crowd at a professional hockey game drinking a soft drink, sharing a sandwich with your wife when your cell phone goes off. It is a working opportunity to live your dream. Minutes later, you are in bowels of the arena, strapping on pads and skates and headed onto the ice.

Within an hour, you’d become the stuff of legends. An NHL team would have a t-shirt on sale in their team store with your name and number on it. Your cell phone would burn up with media requests. Airline tickets would be ordered so you could be celebrated with a standing ovation as Ayres was last night.

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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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