The Power of Humility

Posted by Tom Locke on February 12th, 2016 filed in Education, General, Life, Sports ... All Sorts

One of the greatest basketball coaches is Rick Pitino.  Those who follow the game will be quick to point out that Pitino holds the distinction of being the only recognized men’s coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four and the only coach in the NCAA to lead two different schools to an NCAA National Championship (Kentucky and Louisville).

They may also point out that he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.  But what they might not tell you is that Rick Pitino is a successful author and a highly regarded motivational speaker.

Here’s his take on humility:

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.

I hope young Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers reads this.


4 Responses to “The Power of Humility”

  1. Bob wilson Says:

    Time is on Cam Newton’s side. Stop the showboating, embrace the humility of the great quarterbacks, and become the man he has the potential of being.

  2. Tom Locke Says:

    Great words of wisdom.

  3. Allan Says:

    And now Johnny “Johnny Football” Manzel released by the Browns after 2 year experiment after being the league’s number one pick…but sorely lacking on team and humility skills.

    No matter how big the hype, success for the individual comes from respecting peers and supporting the team. A lesson far too often learned too late.

  4. Tom Locke Says:

    I concur completely Allan.

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