I read the comments of Nick Saban who was talking about the comments that Freddie Kitchens, new head football coach of the Cleveland Browns, made at his coaches clinic at Alabama last week.
Kitchens is a former quarterback and graduate of Alabama. Worked his way through the assistant coaching ranks and was interim head coach for the Browns last season. As I said earlier, he was hired as the Browns head coach this past winter.
I really believe in what he said. I made the comments just a little easier to read by inserting the numbers.
“ You know we actually have about five choices in our life. 1) We can be bad at what we do. 2) We can be average at what we do. 3) I mean we can be good at what we do – which is probably God’s expectation for whatever ability He gave us. 4) Or we can be excellent. 5) Or we can be elite.”
“Everybody has a choice as to what they want to do and how they want to do that. But if you’re going to be excellent or elite, you’ve got to do special things. You have to have special intentions; you have to have special focus; you have to have a special commitment, and drive, and passion to do the things at a high level and a high standard all of the time.”
” It doesn’t matter what God-given ability that you have… that probably can make you good. But without the rest of it, I’m not sure if you ever get excellent or elite, and that’s the part that we’re trying to get to.”
Good stuff. I really believe that this applies in all walks of life, not just sports. Applies to old and young. Applies to boys and girls. Applies to women and men. Good stuff!!!