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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lombardi Rules- Part II

Taken from The Lombardi Rules by Vince Lombardi Jr.

7- Work harder than everybody-
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

8- Be prepared to sacrifice-
"I think you've got to pay a price for anything that's worthwhile, and success is paying the price. You've got to pay the price to win, you've got to pay the price to stay on top, and you've got to play the price to get there."

9- Be mentally tough-
"The most important element in the character make-up of a man who is successful is that of mental toughness."

10- Balance humility and pride-
"Simplicity is a form of humility, and simplicity is a sign of true greatness. Meekness is a sign of humility, and meekness is a sign of true strength."

11- Lead with integrity-
"If you cheat on the practice field, you'll cheat in the game. If you cheat in the game, you'll cheat the rest of your life."

12- Build team spirit-
"Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence upon one another, and of strength to be derived from unity."

13- Explain the whys-
"They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them it is so, but you show them the reasons why it is so and you repeat and repeat until they are convinced, until they know."

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