Last night’s Monday Night Football game was amazing! It was 35-0 in the first 16 minutes thanks to Michael Vick, a.k.a. Starship 7, and his friends. Andy Reid . . . looks like we all owe you an apology. (see MM QB blogs from 9.20 & 9.23 in the archives)
I found myself feeling sorry for Donovan McNabb as he stood in the rain on the Redskin sideline watching his former team surge into first place in the NFC East. But my pity ended quickly when I reminded myself that McNabb had signed a 40 million dollar contract extension earlier in the day. Plus I can’t stand the Redskins.
By halftime it was 45-14. The 45 points scored by the Eagles were the most first half points scored by a visiting team in the history of the NFL. Vick also became the first player in league history to throw for 3 first half touchdowns and run for 2 more.
As I watched Vick an important life lesson came to mind. If you ever get a second chance, make the most of it.
Every leader makes mistakes. While most are not as public as the ones Vick has made, they still can derail our influence.
Have you been given a second chance lately? If so, are you making the most of it?
Is there someone you know who needs a second chance? Would you be willing to encourage them to maximize their opportunity.
Second chances are valuable. But they are only as valuable as you make them.
For Vick, so far, so good. Can the same be said about you?
How far do you think Michael Vick can take the Eagles this season?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.