I'm a great believer that we have obligations and responsibilities, and that life's all about making choices.
- Lou Holtz
On the most recent episode of my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner, I spoke with former head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Lou Holtz.
Lou Holtz is one of the greatest college football coaches of all-time, and in 1988 he was able to bring the Fighting Irish a championship to complete a perfect season. Following his success at Notre Dame, he spent time as the head coach at South Carolina and also became a well-established ESPN analyst. Now he spends most of his time giving motivational speeches across the entire country.
In this interview there was one thing that stood out to me that I have never forgotten. Lou talks about how life is all about making choices. He than said this line that seemed to stick with me saying "You choose to run around with the wrong people, you ended up choosing to fail in life."
In the end life is all about making choices. Do you choose to take that job? Do you choose to take a chance on your dreams? Do you choose to settle for average?
No one can make the choices in your life, except for you. You have to choose the life you want to live.
Lou Holtz chose to "Play Like A Champion" each and every day, and it shows in the results he has produced over his career.
In this episode we talk about...
- Counting blessings, as apposed to counting problems
- Passion, Love, Hope, and Believing in others
- Where the phrase "Play Like A Champion" came from
- Lou's thoughts on George Steinbrenner
- How football is like life
- What he plans to accomplish in the future
- ...and more.