It’s like déjà vu all over again for me. It was the 1999-2000 NFL season and I was one of the physicians for the St. Louis Rams. In fact, I wrote about my experiences in my recently published book, Living a Championship Life “A Game Plan for Success“. The purpose of the book was to demonstrate the common traits that all championship athletes and teams have in common with the world’s most successful people.
I I found that they all had a game plan for the ultimate victory and that anybody on the planet could achieve the same results.They just needed a strategic game plan and an ability to maintain their focus, just like the pros.
The first chapter of my book is titled “Attitude Is Everything”In it I described an athlete who impressed me by the way he carried himself everywhere he went and his positive attitude about life. His name was Kurt Warner. “An individual, who knew no bounds-with an attitude of gratitude for just being able to play the game-took over as the starting quarterback after an injury to Trent Green.”
At the University of Northern Iowa, Warner watched two quarterbacks battle for the starting position until it was his senior year. He hung in there and didn’t give up until he was finally given a chance to start his last season. In that season he was named the Gateway Conference offensive player of the year. He was released by the Green Bay Packers in 1994 just before the regular season began. Then onto his success in the Arena football league where he was named as one of the 20 best players of all time.
Then it was off to the tryout for the Chicago Bears until an injury to his throwing elbow caused by a venomous spider bite received during his honeymoon prevented from attending training camp.
Next stop St. Louis Rams, and we all know the story there. Super Bowl MVP, hero and class act. So what happened? A short stint with the Giants, and then off to NFL purgatory in Arizona or so we thought.
People forget the quality of the man named Kurt Warner. Someone who understands that attitude is everything and does what it takes to get things done. So this Sunday we’re going to get to see a future Hall of Famer at the helm. I’m excited for him, but I’m more excited to have been able to witness the story of a man who understands that attitude is everything. If you want to be successful in life!
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