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“Things will go wrong at times. You can't always control your attitude, approach, and response. You options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“It's about the journey--mine and yours--and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.”
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“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. VISION will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve excellence. Only VISION allows us to transform dreams of greatness into the reality of achievement through human action. VISION has no boundaries and knows no limits. Our VISION is what we become in life. ”
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“Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently
“You can't always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“No excuses. No explanations.”
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“I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn't always mean equal.”
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“I am a firm believer that the Lord sometimes has to short-circuit even our best plans for our benefit.”
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“We often can't see what God is doing in our lives, but God sees the whole picture and His plan for us clearly.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“Be a pro. • Act like a champion. • Respond to adversity; don’t react. • Be on time. Being late means either it’s not important to you or you can’t be relied upon. • Execute. Do what you’re supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it. Not almost. All the way. Not most of the time. All of the time. • Take ownership. Whatever it takes. No excuses, no explanations.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“I have yet to hear God's audible voice, although I have often felt led by God in more subtle ways.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
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“It's okay to wander.”
Tony Dungy, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
“Life is challenging. I wish I could tell you that you’ll always be on top of the mountain, but the reality is that there are days when nothing will go right, when not only will you not be on top, you may not even be able to figure out which way is up. Do yourself a favor, and don’t make it any harder than it has to be. In those moments,      be careful how you speak to yourself;      be careful how you think of yourself;      be careful how you conduct yourself;      be careful how you develop yourself.”
Tony Dungy, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
“Engage, educate, equip, encourage, empower, energize, and elevate. Those are the methods for maximizing the potential of any individual, team, organization, or institution for ultimate success and significance. Those are the methods of a mentor leader.”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently
“I love coaching football, and winning a Super Bowl was a goal I’ve had for a long time. But it has never been my purpose in life. My purpose in life is simply to glorify God. We have to be careful that we don’t let the pursuit of our life’s goals, no matter how important they seem, cause us to lose sight of our purpose. I coach football. But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.”
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“Avoidance doesn’t solve anything; it merely serves as a temporary salve.”
Tony Dungy, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ROBERT FULGHUM”
Tony Dungy, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
“Speaking to five thousand people is no more important than quietly teaching one.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“But when Christ said, “It is finished” and breathed His last breath on the cross, the curtain covering the “Holy of Holies” was immediately torn in half, signifying that we now had—through Christ’s death—direct access to God the Father. It’s still hard to fathom. But the picture of Him standing with open arms waiting for me, rather than being unapproachable behind a curtain, is a welcoming vision.”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently
“For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 2 Timothy 3:2”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
“Look for opportunities to share a word of comfort and grace with someone today—perhaps through a story of what God has done in your life.”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
“When people criticize you, it’s not always for your actions but for what you represent. If they’re really criticizing you for your faith, it’s important to maintain your focus and continue on the pathway that God has set before you, even in the midst of criticism.”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
“Everyone, everywhere, needs encouragement on a regular basis. Start with people you know and add to your list.”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
“even though we can’t always choose our circumstances, we can always choose our attitude in the circumstances.”
Tony Dungy, Achieving Your Potential
“I was gratified by the way our players had approached each game throughout the season. They had remained focused on the task at hand, playing hard and smart week after week. We didn’t have any turmoil or distractions. We went about our business as usual. To do that in a setting that often was anything but usual is a testament to the character of our players and coaches. Our process worked; we simply picked a bad year to only be very good.”
Tony Dungy, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
“Without Peyton, there would be no Lucas Oil Stadium. This team would be playing in L.A. right now. I don't understand Jim saying this.”
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“To bring myself back to a perspective of all that I am in Christ—not according to the world. I need it to remind myself that the world doesn’t define me. I am defined by my relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Tony Dungy, Achieving Your Potential
“So, when it comes to effective leadership, it’s not about you and what makes you comfortable or helps you get ahead. It’s about other people. It’s about serving God by serving others. That’s the mind-set of the mentor leader.”
Tony Dungy, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People & Teams That Win Consistently
“God’s loving plan to save sinners started with Jesus’ death and resurrection. The influence God calls you to have for His Kingdom is very simple: just tell the world what He did for you.”
Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge

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