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HBO ran a program on preparations by four-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and his team for racing in the 2010 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

At the first 2010 team meeting, Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus called the team's attention to the bare walls in the meeting room. He highlighted the absence of all the awards and pictures celebrating the team's fourth NASCAR championship in 2009. Knaus let the team know it is on the hook to perform at a level in 2010 to allow them to fill the walls once again with racing successes.

Maybe a move like that is easier when you've won 4 NASCAR championships in a row! But it's a great reminder for any of us:

  • Don't rest on your laurels. Instead, get motivated for the successes that lie ahead of you.

So when you look around your office, what do you see? Are you stuck in past wins, or do you have motivators for the greatness that's yet to come? - Mike Brown