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Motivation Monday III

Motivation Monday III

If you are like me, you have received a fair share of tough love in your life. What can I say, sometimes it motivates me more than any amount of kindness could. The following speech was given by Bobby Knight to his players. Bobby Knight, outside of his crude methods, loved his players and most of them loved him. Sometimes in this world people won’t tell you when your fly is open or that you have gunk on your face. Mr. Knight is one of those people that will. Sometimes Bobby Knight’s brand of directness is refreshing. Bobby Knight is an Army veteran who is sometimes referred to as ‘The General.’

Bobby Knight began his coaching career in 1965 at Army where, at 24, he was the youngest-ever Division I coach. His first NCAA title came in 1976 when Indiana went undefeated, a feat no team has done since. He has won three national titles as head coach, all with Indiana.

Bobby Knight is a controversial coach in the NCAA, regardless of any stray opinions, the man’s record speaks for itself. He also coached David Robinson (among others), the Navy veteran basketball great, who played for the San Antonio, Spurs. They called David Robinson ‘The Admiral.’ I have listened to this speech as motivational material consistently over the years (For those days that I can’t find it in myself to continue.) . And it works. There is strong language so if you are offended by profanity please refrain from watching.

About karololesiak

Karol Olesiak is a poet, writer, and activist. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at The New School and an MFA student at The University of San Francisco. As a Navy sailor, he commissioned the USS Ronald Reagan, navigated the straits of Magellan, and served in the Persian Gulf. In 2011 Karol headlined The Bowery Poetry Club in New York. That same year he became a staunch supporter of The Occupy Wall Street Movement and became entrenched in the Occupy network of affinity groups. Karol was one of the founders of He became an antiwar activist in 2010 and has written many political essays. He has been translated into Spanish. Karol's poetry has been incorporated into cinematography and sound art.

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