If you're a fan of football, it's time to settle in for some great Tom Landry quotes. This month marks the birth of this great player and football coach. But he wasn't just a great football player and coach. Mr. Landry was a World War II veteran and someone who understood the value of hard work and motivation.
When Tom Landry passed away in February of 2000, we truly lost an American treasure. With the start of the season coming up just around the corner, let's commemorate his birthday with these 12 quotes about football, teamwork and life in general.
1. "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."
2. "Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."
3. "I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game."
4. "Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."
5. "First become a winner in life. Then it's easier to become a winner on the field."
6. "The more successful you become, the longer the yardstick people use to measure you by."
7. "When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn."
8. "Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
9. "A team that has character doesn't need stimulation."
10. "A winner never stops trying."
11. "The secret to winning Is constant, consistent management."
12. "Right after the game, say as little as possible."
His football career was impressive. His ability to motivate his players was even more so. From playing for the Yankees to coaching for the Cowboys, Tom Landry definitely knew his football. Some of the things he's known for saying prove that wasn't all he knew about.
See, the thing about coaching football is, you have to know a bit about people, success and life in general if you really want to make it work. The above twelve Tom Landry quotes shed some light on how he achieved such great success on and off the gridiron.
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