Thoughts on Leadership

February 5, 2016

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

I thought we might ponder and discuss the word DEDICATION today.  How do you define dedication?  I do not believe there is one all encompass definition that fits.  Most definitions will depend upon the situation and who is defining it.  Probably, the definition is going to be relative, what may be true for you might not be true for someone else.

What is the relationship between a leader and dedication?  I believe a leader inspires dedication by the example they lead.  As leaders, we have to dedicate ourselves to spin time, energy, and effort doing what is necessary in order to meet our vision and mission.  Dedication is very hard to measure.  Only by the fruits our our labor does the dedication of a person actually show.

Below is a motivational on dedication.  There are some great take-a-ways for us.  

Have a great weekend.  Thank you to all the supporters of Clinton Athletics.  We are very honored to have you as part of our program.



Dedication takes courage.

Courage to take blame.

Courage to improve on your mistake.

Dedication takes heart.

The heart to never give up, even when you are down by twenty points.

The heart to step it up and bring your team together when they are down.

Dedication takes love.

The love of the game that makes you put an extra hour practicing your sport.

The love of the game that makes you want to play and keep playing.

Dedication takes poise and control.

The control to not argue a call, and the poise to not do it again.

Most of all, dedication takes faith.

Faith in your teammates, and faith in yourself. 



~Coach Norton

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