Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote #475, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #475...

"Talent is God-given: be humble.
Fame is man-given: be thankful.
Conceit is self-given: be careful."
-Tony Dungy's high school coach-

Quite a bit said here in this brief poem. It was ascribed to the teachings of Coach John Wooden who we hold the deepest respect for. When we see Wooden we immediately think CHARACTER, HONESTY, ETHICS.

When ponderig this short three sentence gem, it becomes pretty prophetic. Where does talent come from and why does one person have talent A and another person gets skills B and C?

And where does fame come from? The fans cheering and chanting and slobbering all over for some good reasons and some not so wonderful consequences.

And conceit... well where does that come from?
That for all to ponder and digest.

Great stuff from Dungy, or his coach, or from Wooden. Whomever it was, thanks for enlightening the rest of us!

That's my view...what say you?

1 comment:

IsIsJessie said...

Building your strengths should not be about ego. However, you should focus on them. To ignore them and focus on your weakness is not honoring your gifts as a unique individual. Be yourself, no one else can be you!