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Individual commitment to group effort

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Team atmosphere has been a big topic of conversation recently in eSports, particularly in League of Legends. Team unity can make some teams perform above and beyond what each person is capable of individually. A lack of team unity can cause the team to perform worse than the sum of their parts. It all comes down to how selfless and dedicated to the team each player is, over and above their dedication to themselves. Read more about team atmosphere in this month’s article series

Team unity - When player's don't click
Team motivation - Master versus Competition

Teamwork is work

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford

Teams all go through phases when they form, create habits and sort out roles, and eventually break apart. Average teams try to keep together at all costs, hoping they will progress and eventually succeed. The best teams focus on working together, knowing their success will ultimately drive their unity. This month’s article series is about team atmosphere. Start working on your teamwork today!

Team unity - When player's don't click
Team motivation - Competition versus Mastery

Confucius on self-talk

He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right. ~ Confucius

Self-talk is all the stuff you say to yourself in your mind. Even your emotions are a kind of self-talk, especially if you are mad at yourself. Usually a person’s self-talk is a product of their self-confidence. However, mental skills training can change your self-talk, and increase your belief in yourself. Mental toughness is important for all athletes. Don’t leave out training your most important muscle!

D4rker – training

“You just need to be patient, you need to motivate yourself more and more, even if you lose a lot of games. If you lose ten games, a hundred games, a million games you need to keep in mind that you can only progress from loses; you can only learn your mistakes from lose to better enemy than you. There is no lesson in victory, there’s just weak opponent. It’s not practice if you are playing against 100 elo; it’s not real training. But if you are playing against good teams, one week you will suck a lot, second week, third week, but after one month of training you will be strong enough and you can fight them.”


Bruce Lee – mental toughness

Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a-half minutes per mile]. So this morning he said to me “We’re going to five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.” So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” –and we’re still running– “if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said,

“Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”