“I love it. I love the challenge of it, working with kids every day, setting goals for myself and the program. I feel it was what I was meant to do. You remember your own experiences, and you want to do it for someone else.” University of Hartford women’s basketball coach and former UConn hoops star, Jennifer Rizzotti on her coaching duties.
DR. G’S COMMENTS: If you ever remember seeing Jen Rizzotti leading the UConn Huskies to their first national championship in 1995, then you’d clearly remember the intensity and passion with which this fiery point guard played. Whether you’re coaching, playing a sport, singing, acting or on stage in any other performance arena, the one thing that you desperately need to be successful and that will ultimately take you to your dreams is PASSION. You have to be absolutely passionate about what you’re doing. What is passion? It’s part obsession. You have to be a bit obsessed with and consumed by your sport and the pursuit of excellence within it. Passion involves intensity and total dedication which you have to display in your approach to training and competing. Passion is all about excitement and enthusiasm. In other words you need to be totally in love with your sport and everything about it. Passion is about having a zeal for what you’re doing. If you want to truly make it in whatever you attempt, then be sure to stir in a healthy amount of passion into what you’re doing on a daily basis.