Win the Next Possession

Times are tough for everyone right now. We’ve had to change our schedules, start working from home or putting in extra hours, and some of us have lost jobs or wages. But even if the challenges are great, the opportunities to overcome them are even greater, if you put your mind to it. This week on the Compete Every Day podcast, host Jake Thompson talks about hitting the reset button and committing yourself to winning tomorrow’s possession.

When you are emotionally exhausted or mentally done, it can be easy to get stuck on repeat in your head, playing the negatives over and over again. But that’s counterproductive. The past is the past and it can’t be changed. What you do have the power to control is how you enter the next day. Will it be on the right foot and with a positive attitude? If you had a bad day, shake it off and win tomorrow. The power is in your hands.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Practice the midnight rule
  • Recognize when you need to hit the reset button
  • Be present in the given moment
  • Focus on what you can control
  • Try, even if you may fail


“At midnight, I’m committed to winning the next day’s possession because at that point, it’s the only day I control. I can’t change what’s already happened.” -Jake Thompson

“What we forget is that it’s not the one shot that makes or breaks the game, it’s the hundreds of shots leading up to that moment.” -Jake Thompson

“The goal is not to help you be better at something next year, five years from now. That will naturally happen. The outcomes of tomorrow will happen if you take care of today.” -Jake Thompson

“Make sure you make a good play when the ball is back in your hands.” -Jake Thompson

“Stay focused in the now. Be where your feet are.” -Jake Thompson

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Episode 193