STAYING WITH IT… Tom Brady is a quarterback for the New England Patriots. In spite of the fact that his team was recently eliminated from the NFL Playoffs, he is an amazing performer. We watch his poise, confidence, professionalism, and leadership in awe. He is the consummate professional. Tom Brady has been very successful since he entered the league in the summer of 2000. He has won three super Bowls, twice selected as the Super Bowl MVP, and this year was elected to his fourth Pro Bowl. Amazing!
Here is your ACTION STEP… whether you are a football fan or not, it is worth knowing how Mr. Brady got to where he is today. It took a lot of time, it took a lot of patience, and it took a lot of staying focused on a plan and a goal. He really earned his stripes…it was far from easy. Tom Brady was drafted # 199th in the sixth round in the summer of 2000…way down the list at #199!!! In other words, he wasn't regarded very highly by the experts. He made the team in his first year as a fourth string quarterback. That year he hardly played, he only threw three passes. In the second year (2001) he didn't get in a game until the first-string quarterback was injured 5 games into the season! That was then…this is now. What a difference his consistent, unrelenting effort has made….
The experts now attach two very important characteristics to Tom Brady:
1. He has a huge "commitment to greatness", very focused
2. He never "takes a play off"… same intensity every time
We could also add that he is patient.
Good advice for us all… "commit to greatness" & "never take a play off". Most of all, stick with it and be patient. Have a great game Superstars. NO Excuses.