Tom Moore is of one of the most important people in the football world. Sadly, unless you follow the game closely, chances are you have never even heard of him. He is the Quarterback Coach for Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts. Tom Moore has been beside Peyton every day since the QB came into the league in 1998. Under Moore’s guidance Manning has maximized his career winning a Super Bowl and four league MVP’s. No one else on the planet has ever won 4 MVP’s!
Let that sink in for a moment. Why would arguably the greatest QB in history hang out with an old man that looks more like a grandfather hobbit than he does a football coach? For that matter, why would the greatest at anything in the world even need a coach?
If you are the best in the world what is there left to learn and who is there left to teach you anything? Those are questions that great leaders never ask. In fact, their willingness to continue to learn and grow is one of the things that makes them great.
Peyton Manning is not the MVP of the NFL because he is the biggest, strongest, fastest, smartest, or surrounded by the most talent. Peyton is the greatest because he is relentlessly pursuing excellence and he is humble enough to listen to an old man who has been around the block a few times.
What about you? Are you sitting around blaming someone for your lack of skills? Are you settling for the status quo and satisfied with mediocrity? If so, I suggest you renew your commitment to excellence and you find yourself a leadership coach to help you get to where you want to go.
I am believing you can have an MVP year. The choice is yours.
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.