Reaching OutFeb 23rd, 2011 | By agrss | Category: Auto Glass Safety Council Updates
In the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to reach out to several AGRSS-Registered Companies. I received positive feedback from everyone with whom I spoke, and got great feedback and recommendations from each of them. But … I still want more feedback! If you haven’t yet, please e-mail me or give me a call! I want and need your feedback.
In this week’s message I wanted to talk just a little about commitment. I think it is something every AGRSS-Registered Company has in common. So I thought you would enjoy a story I read awhile back that has really stuck in my mind about commitment from one of my favorite coaches.
Football coach Lou Holtz addresses commitment through the following story. At practice one day he noticed the left guard was just going through the motions, not really giving it his best effort. Coach Holtz removed him from the offensive line during a scrimmage and told him to sit on the sidelines. He then began running the plays without his left guard. The offensive team only had ten players against the defensive team’s eleven players. Coach Holtz instructed the running back to run the football to the area where the left guard normally played. Because there was no one to block for the running back, he was tackled each time.
After this happened several times, the offensive players came back to the huddle grumbling and complaining. When Coach Holtz asked why, they told him they would get beat if they did not have a left guard to block. Holtz taught the entire team a great lesson when he replied, “I would rather walk into a football stadium with ten committed players and lose a game than I would with someone on the team who is not committed.”
Now the left guard had looked like a football player that day in practice. He had put his uniform on like a football player. He talked like a football player. He even ran like a football player. Yet he’d never made a commitment to be a football player.
I’d like to challenge each of you to make the commitment to be an active part of AGRSS and the evolution of the glass industry. We want you on the team!