Fantabulous Friday: “It’s sweet.”

March Madness continues, and as the Lady Gamecocks advance to the "Sweet 16," one of the team's players gives us a lesson  in inspiration and motivation.

March Madness continues, and as the Lady Gamecocks advance to the “Sweet 16,” one of the team’s players gives us
a lesson
in inspiration and motivation.

 

Sometimes the best advice you can get is the motivation that you give yourself.

When our Lady Gamecocks played against Oregon State University, sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell talked to herself throughout the second half. No one needed to motivate this determined player. She was talking her way through to a win.

In an article in The State newspaper, Tiffany said, ” … you can see me talking to myself.” Her positive thoughts ranged from “Stay in it Tiff” to “Concentrate. Focus.”

It’s that concentration and determination that have helped propel the 19-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., to the national spotlight. She is one of four finalists for the Dawn Staley Award, which will be presented by The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia in April. She was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, only the second sophomore in the SEC’s history to earn the Player of the Year honors.

We are sending kudos to Tiffany for her focus and concentration, which should be an inspiration for all of us. I am telling my Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, to write these words in big letters so that she can finish Book 5 in the “Shandon’s Ivy League” Mystery Series before the end of the summer.

We can all take a page out of Tiffany’s book! She is an inspiration to us all.

The Lady Gamecocks will play the University of North Carolina on Sunday.

“It’s very sweet,” Mitchell said about advancing to play another game in the NCAA basketball championship.

Sweet, indeed, to be in the “Sweet 16.”

Yet, we know that the “sweet” part of the team’s success didn’t come without a great deal of “sweat.” And no one gets to the “Sweet 16” without a great team effort by all players and coaches.

Congratulations to all of the young women and men who have advanced to the NCAA championship games.

And, Go Gamecocks!

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