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Buzz Williams, Patrick Mahomes, and Deion Sanders Circle-Up Reflection Questions


1 - Buzz Williams | The Best Don't Complain or Make Excuses

2 - Deion Sanders | Holding Each Other Accountable

3 - Patrick Mahomes | Winning Ugly


Buzz Williams | The Best Don't Complain or Make Excuses


Buzz Williams is the head basketball coach at Texas A&M. In the video below, he says, "The best don't make excuses." He said he would record press conferences as a kid and read the sports pages of every Power 5 college basketball and football coach, and the best don't B-C-D: They don't blame, they don't complain, and they don't defend.


The best in any field functions without excuses.

SOMETHING(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Have you ever taken the bullets for someone else?

3 - Has anyone ever taken the bullets for you?

Deion Sanders | Holding Each Other Accountable


On the best teams, the players hold each other accountable, but in order to hold someone accountable, you have to do your job.


After a tough loss to highly ranked USC, Deion Sanders was asked if his athletes hold each other accountable.


He said, "You can only hold people accountable when you are doing your job. You can't hold people accountable when you aren't doing your job. There are only a few guys who we can trust to do their job consistently enough to hold everyone else accountable."

SOMETHING(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Can you hold people accountable when you aren't doing your job? Why or why not?

3 - How do you like being held accountable; in public or private?

Patrick Mahomes | Winning Ugly


After a tough win where he threw two interceptions, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talked about winning ugly. He was asked, "How do you respond when things aren't going your way?"


He said, "You can only control the next play and do what you need to do the next play. Nothing in the past matters. You keep throwing and you keep putting it out there and letting your guys have chances. You have to keep fighting and you can't worry about interceptions that happened in the past. I have to be more careful with the football but I still have to be me."


He then said, "No one ever points fingers on this team. If something goes bad, you pick your teammates up and keep fighting. It won't always be perfect, but we are always going to respond and have each other's back because that is what makes a great football team.

SOMETHING(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - How do great teams and teammates respond when things aren't going well? 3 - How do we respond when things aren't going well?

4 - How do you move on or keep pushing when things aren't going your way?


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