t wasn’t always easy but with patience and persistence, your true mission will be revealed and the trek will be worth it all.
Growing is one part of the equation, learning how to give of yourself to others is the other part. That was the standard I and others had to play at around Tony, because as he told us, “If you’re constantly improving who you are and what you give- GAME OVER.”
What resonated to me is that from the first of time to today, it’s your performance in anything that counts most, not your words.
We discussed his playing days and I asked him something he remembered from his head coach, Paul Brown, one of the most innovative coaches in NFL history. He told me something that Coach Brown told him. “Coaches who scrimmage all the time don’t know what to practice”– Paul Brown
I thought for a second and the movie “Sully” popped in my head. One of the scenes from the ferry, one of the ferry crew members told a passenger that “No one dies today!” And that was my answer about the mindset from the day. We all worked together so no one was left behind and hence a potential tragedy turned into a miracle.
We will see people who will be given the opportunity to lead and I hope they will step up and lead. Be an advocate for those who need inspiration, set a new standard and role models for all of us.