Taking Punches and Finishing Strong
One of the most successful and well-respected boxers of all time, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, passed away earlier this month at the age of 66. While the sport of boxing has largely fallen out of the public eye for a variety of reasons, Hagler’s passing (and recounting of his many successes) naturally leads one to thinking about some of the traits that the world's best boxers all possess: self-discipline, continuous effort towards an end goal, self-confidence, and a never ending drive for personal improvement.
Along the lines of a world champion boxer, here are a few inspirational quotes that can help guide our Lancers as we want to finish these last eight weeks of 2020-2021 with strength and maximum effort! It is a safe bet that "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler lived by all of these:
Patrick Mahomes On Setbacks
I just try to learn from every mistake that I make so I never make them again.
Patrick Mahomes, quarterback
Elon Musk On Improvement
I think that’s the single best piece of advice: Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
Elon Musk, entrepreneur (Tesla, SpaceX)
Henry Aaron On Work Ethic
I tell young people — including my granddaughter — there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard.
Henry Aaron, baseball superstar
Muhammad Ali On Bravery
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali, world champion boxer
Prepare to make it a great week Lancers!
Mrs. James, Principal
Lockhart Middle School
Sunday, March 28, 2021