Are You David or Goliath? 
by Dave Cole 

Being a success in business or in any aspect of 
life is not necessarily about doing a bunch of things 
to get there. 

What you attract in life is a mirror of who you really are. 

One of my motivational "pep talks" I give to my young 
ball players is about the story of David and Goliath. 

Goliath was the giant, bigger and stronger than anyone else, 
and of course he knew it. His physical size gave him an 
absolute advantage over every one of his opponents and 
each opponent he faced could only look up and see the 
tremendous physical size of Goliath. 

There were tens of thousands of warriors in the Israelite 
army, yet every single one who went out to the challenge 
given by the giant Goliath, never came back alive. 

Every man who went out to face the giant, looked at how big 
this guy was. They saw a giant before them, they saw the 
adversity facing them and attracted back to them defeat. 

But one guy, David, who happened to be the youngest and 
smallest of the Israelite army did things a bit differently. 

He was aware of the size of the giant, however.....
he focused his attention on who he was and the power 
he had within him, instead of on his opponent and the 
adversity he faced. 

When we play baseball, too often kids look at the other 
players and think about how big or how good they are 
instead of focusing on their own abilities and the 
training they've received and who they are. 

Success is not necessarily something to do, it's more 
something to be. 

When you focus your energies on who you are and on the 
power and abilities and backing you have, then you are 
able to attract to you the unknown powers that will 
assist and help you attain success and bring to you 
success in whatever field or endeavor you are in. 

David focused his energies on who he was and his abilities 
rather than on how big the opposition was and the problems 
that were present. 

We all have problems and things to over come, but we all 
have the power within us to overcome these things. 

What we focus on very often determines the outcome. 

Focus on the problem and we attract more problem to us. 

Focus on the ability you have and the power you have and 
we attract more ability and power to us. 

Does that make sense to you? 

You don't necessarily need to do a lot of things to be 
successful or to overcome your adversity and problems. 

You do need to focus your energies on the positive qualities 
you do have and the power that is available to you. 

Goliath was a success as a warrior for the most part of his 
life because he focused on his wins and on his abilities. He 
lost because he took his focus off who he was and gave 
away his power to David who was so much smaller and 
physically weaker. 

David won that battle because he didn't focus on Goliath's 
strengths and the giants obvious advantages. David won 
over Goliath because David focused on his own unique 
strengths and abilities. 

You have your own strengths and abilities, you each have 
individual problems and adversities in your life. 

What you focus on the most is what you will attract 
the most of. 

I tell my kids it doesn't matter if Randy Johnson is on the 
mound pitching against you, what matters the most is who 
you are inside yourself. If my kids look at that big pitcher 
and start to focus on who the opposition is, instead of 
who they are and the ability they have, then that pitcher has 
won the battle already, even before my kids get in the 
batters box to face him. 

To be a success in sports, in business, in life, 
You must recognize you. 

You must affirm your value and your ability constantly. 

This is what separates the winners from the losers... 

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