Update: Now that we’re back in March Madness, we thought it would be fun to revisit these videos on how to succeed with University of Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett (who’s having another great season).
It’s easy to love and enjoy your sport—or whatever you put your heart into—when you have a strong, winning season or experience success. But it is even more important to continue to bring that same level of desire when things get tough and you’re not feeling on top of the world. If you can power through and maintain that same quality of passion during life’s inevitable lulls, like the offseason, then success is imminent, says Tony Bennett, the head coach of the men’s basketball team at UVA.
In this video, Bennett, a former NBA player and one of college basketball’s top coaches, speaks with Sonia Jones about the role passion plays in the five pillars that can help anyone (not just athletes) achieve greatness in whatever they set their mind to.
Related: The Five Pillars for Building a Strong Team
By Sonia Jones