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The way to think of yourself as a coach by David Clarke
December 16, 2009, 12:54 pm
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching | Tags: ,

Here is an interesting quiz for you to consider (taken from coaching guru, Nigel Risner email):

Take a moment to answer each of the questions, and read all the way through. I think you’ll find it well worth a moment of your time.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss World pageant.
4. Name five people who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
5. Name last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Actor or Actress.

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List three teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. List three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Name someone who made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Better Rugby Coaching


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Thats something you hardly think about.Thank you for making me realize the simplest of things to life.Sometimes we never se this.

Comment by Warren Chimene

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