Thursday, June 9, 2011


As some of you know, Monday, June 6th, was, in fact, my birthday. Ironically my birthday is also the anniversary of D Day which was marked by June 6, 1944 during World War II, a war one of my grandfather's served in as a member of the United States Army. It was a day in which allied troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. President Dwight Eisenhower called it a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory."

What does the D in D Day stand for?

Because D-Day of Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious assault in military history, it became the popular expression to refer to June 6, 1944, and was not used to mark the first day of an operation thereafter. It basically took on the persona that the phrase "9/11" has taken to refer to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. General Eisenhwer and Winston Churchill may have tried to give the "D" an actual meaning for the benefit of the press and the civilians, but previous to that, it did not stand for anything except "day".

Coach what point are you trying to make?

I'm saying that we often celebrate our birthdays and treat them special and that's what we are supposed to do. However, we must begin to treat each day we're granted just as special and realize that every day that we wake up is a birthday. It's a rebirth of self, one that we've never seen before or will ever see again. The original D Day was a victory that troops expected and prepared to earn. It's time that we expect and prepare for victory every single day.

My challenge to you is make every day your D DAY one in which you "accept nothing less than full victory".

D= Dedicate time to your Creator, regardless of your faith. Thank Him for the gift.
D= Demand excellence every day you have breath in your lungs from yourself and those around you
D= Direct your thoughts, words, & actions in a such manner that your energy is positively contagious
D= Develop your craft and character
D= Dismiss all of the negative thoughts from your brain and people from your life who stunt your growth
D= Declare the goal, the dream, the victory before you begin
D= Demonstrate your leadership more by what you do then by what you say
D= Dominate every aspect of the game one possession at a time

Make today and every day that follows a Day of dedication, a Day of demand, a Day of direction, a Day of development, a Day of dismissal, a Day of declaration, a Day of demonstration and a Day of domination.