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LOMBARDI'S #1 CHARACTERISTIC FOR SUCCESS

Updated: Mar 19


Today, I was invited to be a part of Dr. Rob Gilbert's class at Montclair State University (NJ). WOW...it was a lot of fun learning from one of the all-time greats!


Dr. Gilbert also creates a daily 3-min motivational recording I have mentioned before, The Success Hotline. These three minutes should be in everyone's morning routine each and every morning!


In today's class, Dr. Gilbert talked about Vince Lombardi's training video from 1968 titled, 'SECOND EFFORT'.

Here are my 'take-homes' from the training video:


  1. DO YOU ALWAYS GIVE UP SO EASILY?

  2. You must be physically fit to be at your best.

  3. Success is 75% mental.

  4. Success requires 'Spartanism' - sacrifice, disciplined will, character in action. Personal disciplined is required!

  5. Winning is the only thing. You are either first or last.

  6. We don't lose; only time runs out.

  7. When time runs out & we have not won, the only way we can live with it is if every man played his best physically or mentally. If they didn't, we want to know why.

  8. Only three or four plays determine the outcome of a game. No one knows which plays it will be, so we must make sure we are giving maximum effort on all of them.

  9. Confidence is contagious.

  10. Fundamentals are essential. In training camp, even the All-Pro veterans start back from square one, just like the rookies. Even salespeople should go back to the fundamentals on a regular basis.


Sidenote: These training videos were $600+ plus 50 years ago (a lot of money back then). Today, you can access exponentially more learning for free on the world wide web.

Salesman comment to Lombardi, "I've never met someone so dedicated in my whole life. You really believe in all this, don't you?"


Lombardi - COACHING IS SELLING. WE MUST SELL THEM ON: THE SMALL HURTS

THIS SEASON

THIS GAME


EACH INDIVIDUAL PLAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THEIR LIVES

1. RELIGION

2. FAMILY

3. PACKERS


If you don't live up to your potential, you are cheating yourself.


LOMBARDI TIME

15 minutes early or you are still late


'MOTIVATORS' (signs he displayed in the facility)

  • MENTAL TOUGHNESS IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS

  • CONTROL THE BALL

  • FATIGUE MAKES COWARDS OF US ALL

  • OPERATE ON LOMBARDI TIME

  • MAKE THAT SECOND EFFORT


Do me a favor and watch 'SECOND EFFORT'. Make your list of 'take-homes' and email them to me. CULTURE@COACHRANDYJACKSON.COM


CLICK PIC BELOW TO WATCH 'SECOND EFFORT'



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