We recently had the privilege of listening to Lou Holtz speak. Football player, coach, and analyst.
He said in life you really only need to do three things. It’s pretty simple.
1. Do the right thing.
2. Do your best.
3. Treat others as you want to be treated.
He was chuck full of one-liners, humor and inspirational, motivational speaking. I wished I’d had paper and pencil to take notes.
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. The most precious part about him is he is not a man of great stature. He speaks with a lisp. He wears glasses. He is in his golden years. He grew up with modest means. Yet everyone loves him, and everyone pays the big bucks to have him come speak at their events.
Why? Because he’s the real deal. He’s genuine. He is the common man. We can all relate to him. He speaks of his faults. His successes. He makes you believe, as you sit and listen to him, that if he could do it, so can you!
My husband had him many years ago as his football coach at the University of Arkansas, so his speech was familiar words to his ears. Words that my husband put into play himself, not just on the football field, but in life. He took those words to heart, and still practices them today. That’s one of the many reasons I love him.
Let’s all do the right thing! I can’t promise you it will mean you will lead six different programs to bowl games or guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings as only Lou Holtz has been able to accomplish, but it will keep you out of trouble and respected by others in your community.
So whoever knows the right thing to do, and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17
Love and laughter,