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\”Be obsessed\” – Pat Riley, former basketball coach and current President of the Miami Heat

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“To have a long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” -Pat Riley

Get sincerely obsessed. If you want to to be successful, you are gently but forcefully in love with what you do.

A great writer? Commit daily and with passion.

A superb pianist? Study scales and rehearse with sincerity.

A great social entrepreneur? Launch it!

An amazing mom? Take sincere care and do your best every day…

Be committed and focused on serving with your best self. Be obsessed… and with joy!


Pat Riley participated in both basketball and football, playing professionally for both. He comes from a family of athletes, his father, Leon \”Lee\” Riley was a professional baseball player. Lee played for the Philadelphia Blue Jays in 1994 and went on to become a manager for the Blue Jays organization in the minor leagues. When Pat was in college, he was named First Team All-SEC, All-NCAA Tournament Team, NCAA Regional Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year & AP Third Team All-American. He later began coaching basketball which earned him three \”Coach of the Year\” titles, once with the New York Knicks and before that while coaching the LA Lakers, he also won when he coached the Miami Heat. (Bio Source: Riley)