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Life's Lessons Learned from Football

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S: ten ways football can help you achieve your dreams

FC: ten ways football can help you achieve your dreams

1: we interrupt this marriage to bring you football season.

2: #1 Draft Your Plan

3: Carefully formulate your strategy: Exactly what do you want? What do you need to do to get it? Organization is key to knowing exactly what your next steps are and the next plays to call. Be sure to print out your plan and put it up in a prominent spot--your desk, your refrigerator, wherever you work--to obtain your goal.


5: When you're working towards a goal, know that it's OK to take baby steps. You don't need to try and score a touchdown right away.

6: #3 fORM A tEAM

7: Accept that you might not be able to do everything on your own. Don't be afraid to ask for help from others--teamwork is what enables you to get closer to your dream.

8: #4 Go the Distance

9: Always stay focused and look ahead to your goals. Remind yourself that nothing is impossible.

10: #5 surround yourself with cheerleaders

11: Associate with positive people--your own personal fan club--who will support your dreams and root for your success. | Their encouragement will help you along the way in more ways than you can imagine.

12: #6 listen to your coach

13: Be sure to reach out to someone who can offer you the wisdom to help you make your goal a reality. | We all need mentors and teachers in our life--those with life experience who can show us the way and help guide our decisions.

14: #7 'blitz' negativity

15: Remove negative influences and people from your life. | They will bring you down and zap the positive energy you'll need to get ahead.

16: #8 Intercept opportunities

17: Be sure to pay attention to the world, especially the people and situations around you. | Be prepared to grab an opportunity and run with it.

18: #9 Be Ready to Change Direction

19: Sometimes in life you need to "call an audible" and switch to a different play. | When you see an obstacle in your way or feel another direction is the way to go, trust your gut and go for it.

20: #10 Try a 'Hail Mary'

21: Have faith in yourself and in your abilities. | Look within for your strength. | If you believe in a Higher Power, pray for assistance. | C

22: Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half. -Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

23: It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up. -Vince Lombardi

24: Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. - Bill Shankly

25: You are never a loser until you quit trying. -Mike Ditka

26: It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. -Archie Griffen

27: It's not the load that breaks you, it's the way you carry it. -lou holtz

28: if you're hurt, you're fine. but if you're injured, come out. -darold schneider | that looked like the north end of a southbound dog. -darold schneider Pretty good for a bunch of nancies. - darold schneider

29: happy anniversary, darold! we've had some winning seasons together. let's enjoy the "second half" as much as we have the first 23 years! Merri 04-09-2011

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  • Title: Life's Lessons Learned from Football
  • After 22 years of coaching football, my husband has learned a few lessons in life!
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  • Published: about 7 years ago