Want to Win? Keep Fighting!Audio / Produced by The High Calling
Coach Tony Dungy reached the very brink of success—and then was fired: fired for not reaching the Super Bowl.
What happened afterward? Sportswriter Joe Posnanski wrote, "Dungy had overcome. He stayed true to himself, to his faith, to his loyalty. He told his players: 'Men, you are going to be disappointed in life. You are not going to win every game. You are not going to win every day. The real test of a man-of a champion-is this: Will you fight when things are not going your way? And if you are willing to fight, you will win.'"
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy lived the perseverance he preached, and he did win . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.