A Great Coaching Message for Anyone from Coach Lombardi
Be Better in 2010
“Winning Isn’t Everything, the Will to Win Is. ... I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear - is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and he’s exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” Vince Lombardi
Coach Lombardi, of the Green Bay Packers, is recognized among the top coaches (#1) of all time as voted by the 48-member SportsCentury panel. He believed the will to win was most important to an individual’s accomplishments.
My family grew up during the Depression, and my brothers and I often declare that, “We were brought up in an artificial depression.” We learned to darn our socks using a light bulb. We learned to stretch a penny - although, sometimes we did do this on a railroad track ...
We learned to win. We learned never to give up. ... We were lucky to have this heritage. It has sustained us and continues to sustain us during tough times.
However, discipline is always a virtue and worthy to pursue as a character strength. In today’s economy, having disciplined people around us helps. It helps us apply our “will to win” and to strive to become better. No matter the circumstances, we can work to make a difference - to become better - to use our bodies, minds, and hearts for the benefit of others.
Set some goals for 2010 - ones that you find passion in, and then get someone to challenge you. Start over with your life if you have to, but live by giving all that you have to what you’ve been given to do and with the resources you have. You can do this, and the effort at being your best person will make you alive no matter the outcome. Lance. “Strive to Win in 2010 ...”