I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge NFL fan, so I follow aspects of the game that most people would be bored by. One such thing that came up recently was Matt Stover (best kicker ever, for my beloved Ravens) wrote an email to the NFL Players Associate (executives and team reps). What I wanted to highlight was how he concluded his email:
As I make this suggestion, I will only hope that every one of us will put any personal agenda aside and remember who each of us represent. Both the old and young players in our locker rooms have voted us in because they trust our judgment. This is about the future of our organization. Not now … not 1 or 2 years from now, but 5, 10, 15 years from now. Thanks.
I think we all need a gut check every now and then to remember who we represent, what our agenda is, and how far into the future we’re planning. I liked how he said that the players voted them in because they trust their judgment. Everybody has people who are trusting in them in some way. Are we setting our personal agendas aside and setting them up for success 15 years down the road?
By the way, if you follow the NFL as closely as I do and want to read the rest of Matt’s email, click here: