A few nights ago I heard one of the announcers on ESPN baseball talk about Manny Ramirez. He said that since he produces, Terry Francona and the Red Sox brass, tolerate his antics.
There’s the problem right there.
If an athlete will not give all they have to the organization regardless if they’re the star or the bench warmer, something has to be done.
It took Ramirez five seconds to get down the line the other night.
Do you tolerate athletes who cause problems within the team or do you get rid of them?
BlackVoices.com has a good interview with Tony Dungy, who happens to have another book directed towards kids called, ‘You Can Do It‘.
My family was very influential in my decision making as a young person. I think they helped directly and indirectly. My parents were always there for advice, but as a young person I didn’t always ask for advice when I needed it. A lot of my decisions on how to live and what I should do as a young person were made by watching my parents and following their example. Probably the biggest help I got from my family was being encouraged to dream-to think that anything was possible. I think that’s one of the best things we can do for our kids. And that has impacted me to this day because I didn’t think I was ever limited in any way in what I could accomplish.