After his unbelievable performance this week in the NBA playoffs, Damian Lillard quoted Sun Tzu,

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.”

It’s a great line, especially considering his clutch performance, but it also applies to the rest of us.

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of life.

It’s easy to make it all about us and our personal ambitions.

But today, I want to encourage you to stay focused on your goals.

To keep your cool.

To work hard and relentlessly.

To let your actions do the talking.

To not celebrate too hard when you have a victory, or get too down when things don’t go your way.

To be a positive influence when under pressure.