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The Law of the Price Tag

When Kentucky players returned to their locker room in the Joe Craft Center after Friday’s practice, Coach Calipari had placed the following sheet in each player’s locker. Coach Cal wanted to share it with the Big Blue Nation as well:


THE LAW OF THE PRICE TAG

• OUR TEAM WILL GET EXACTLY WHAT WE PAY FOR

• SELDOM DO YOU GET MORE THAN WHAT YOU PAY FOR

• SUCCESS WILL NOT COME EASY OR CHEAPER THAN THE PRICE YOU PAY

• EACH TEAM MEMBER MUST DECIDE IN HIS HEART WHETHER THE GOAL IS WORTH THE PRICE HE WILL HAVE TO PAY

• SACRIFICE – BE SURE NO MATTER WHAT YOU EXPECT TO GIVE FOR THE TEAM AT SOME POINT MORE WILL BE ASKED

• THE STRENGTH OF THE TEAM IS IMPACTE DBY ITS WEAKEST LINK – IS THAT YOU?

• THE PRICE MUST BE PAID BY EVERYONE – YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP SOMETHING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TEAM

• THE PRICE MUST BE PAID ALL THE TIME – THERE ARE NO VICTORIES AT BARGAIN PRICES

• THE PRICE NEVER DECREASES – MOST TEAMS DON’T QUIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN; THEY QUIT HALF-WAY UP

• A TEAM FAILS TO REACH ITS POTENTIAL WHEN IT VIOLATES ONE OR BOTH OF THESE LAWS:

1. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PRICE OF SUCCESS

2. THEY DO UNDERTSAND, BUT ARE NOT WILLING TO PAY FOR IT

IF WE WANT IT, WE ALL MUST BE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE ALL THE TIME, NOT JUST WHEN IT’S CONVENIENT

-RTL-