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May 16, 2011

With That In Mind by Earnest Byner

by Earnest Byner

Earnest Byner wrote his fifth blog. Byner wrote this one specifically about what it was like for him to train to become a Super Bowl Champion. He actually became one when he was a member of the Washington Redskins. He references some things that have helped him guide his career and who he is. He talks about the mentality that every team should have and about why he was so gifted. This was written before the 2011 NFL season.

Make sure you check out our interview if you want some background information.

Well, well, well. Here we go again! We are always doing something to help win a championship. Well… I think!

Shouldn’t that be the overall intent and purpose for each team in whatever sport? Yeah!

Each action, thought, test, and/or temptation should be considered with winning in mind.

In 1989,  I was training in Cleveland at an off-site location, because I had earned my way out of town for various reasons. But anyway… While I trained I would think and say, “I am a champion.” Champion Champion. At times I would raise my hands up in the air as if I had scored a touchdown. Chanting Champion, Champion, Champion. 

Man, IT was invigorating!

Years later that image and thought became a reality. I believe those words planted an image in my mind and gave me the courage to move into the unknown upon being traded and ultimately was the foundation from whence I became a Super Bowl Champion. I became what I thought of most.

My baby sister texted a song to me to listen to call, “Speak” by Myron Butler that talks about speaking into the atmosphere regarding what you desire. What a powerful notion that we can think and speak what we desire and it will be.

I believe it is advantageous for a player to clearly see what he/she desires when he/she is training for the upcoming season. Most of the time, we don’t consider where we are going when we go to work.

Everyone has some type of motivation for doing what they do. Is it the fame or money? 

Whatever the motivation, I feel it should be considered prior to, during, and after the workout. Purpose is what I am talking about. Be intent on becoming what you desire or crave.

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