• 10 Simple Questions to Attack a New Goal

    Introduction How to Fail in the New Year offered a quick recap of the typical progression of a person with a New Year’s Resolution.  The light at the end of the post is ten questions to create a ...

  • How to Fail in the New Year

    December 31st, .  How did I fail again this year? Hmmm.  Let me think…   Day 1 – I wrote a long list of goals. Day 2 – I created the perfect plan. Day 3 – I prepped all my ...

  • Negative Visualization

    Introduction These are the last words you’ll ever read.    Too dramatic?   If that were true, I’d have spent more time writing this for you.  You deserve that much.  Regardless you might ...

Peak performance requires not just physical fitness, but optimimum mental health. The speech below is the story of my depression, my family's battle, and how to create the environment to get help. I've delivered it to hundreds of individuals from groups of ten to several hundred. I'm proud of the number of strangers that spoke to me afterward about their personal or family struggle with mental health issues and I'd love to hear from you. You are not alone. Go to mattdever.com/depression for more details and resources for getting help.

Habits Guide

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence is not an act, but a habit.  - Aristotle   To me health is growth.  "If you're not growing, you dying" is a common adage.  Sometimes, pausing and reflecting spurs growth.  Sometimes, resting and recovering creates room to grow.  Sometimes, you need to grab the wheel ...

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