Maybe you are different but I admire athletes and not just for what they do on the field of play. Ask any major league ball player or successful NFL coach or Indy 500 winner and most will tell you there is so much more off the field or track that is unseen by most of us but absolutely essential to being successful.
It’s all about having the right attitude, maintaining self-discipline and, especially, keeping your priorities straight. The latter does not include making winning the only thing in your life that matters, more important than even your family.
Working in politics and government is like that, too, especially on Capitol Hill where one day you’re the smartest guy in the room and the next you’re updating your resume. Former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy talks candidly and at times pointedly about how he came to understand these realities: