For Vince Lombardi’s birthday, I wrote in Inc.com, “These two surprisingly touching Vince Lombardi quotes reveal the source of his winning leadership.”
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These two surprisingly touching Vince Lombardi quotes reveal the source of his winning leadership
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I’m writing this article exhausted and sore because two days ago I started researching for this article. Having hurt my leg running, I decided to skip a workout to recover.
Then I read Vince Lombardi. His birthday is tomorrow.
Most people think of him as a hard-core tough guy. He was. He yelled at his team. He won in a time when not everyone got a medal for participating.
The integrity he exuded and got from his teams resonates in every quote and anecdote about him so much that you can’t ignore it.
And I realized that I hadn’t tested if the injury would be a problem. The rowing machine I planned to use might use different muscles. Was I honest with myself?
I got on the machine, started rowing, realized the injury didn’t affect rowing, and did my full workout.
I was using the injury as an excuse. Lombardi motivated me.
How do we become leaders who lead people even generations later?