|Wooden's Wisdom - Volume 10||Issue 505|
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HELP OTHERS; ONE PERSON AT A TIME (TONY DUNGY PART FOUR)
Tony Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. Coach Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in 2007. Dungy also set a new NFL record for consecutive playoff appearances by a head coach in 2008 after securing his tenth straight playoff appearance.
"Nobody made a greater mistake than a person who did nothing because they could only do a little." -Edmund Burke
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to them their own." - Benjamin Disraeli
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa
Coach Dungy refers to these three great quotes in his book, The Leader Mentor, to make the point that we don't have to be older or famous to help others in a meaningful way. He explained his viewpoint this way:
"We are surrounded by countless moments in which we can influence others. Ideally, our influence will be for good—but that depends on us. We will choose from day to day, or from situation to situation, what kind of influence we will be.
That's the power we have to make a difference in the world around us. Our impact could be as simple—and as profound—as changing one life. And in that moment of changing a life, we will begin to leave our legacy.
Understand that we all will leave a legacy. The only question is what kind of legacy we will leave—positive or negative. It's not a question we should put off until our last days on earth. It's something we must think about now, each and every day that we live. Don't worry about your platform; focus on your impact."
Can you say or do something kind for at least one person each day? Will you? When will you start?
Yours in Coaching,
Today is mine. Tomorrow may not come.
Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)
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