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Review: Quiet Strength. The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life
9/24/2009 8:24:14 AM
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Below is my review of Quiet Strength. Written by super bowl coach Tony Dungy
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Start spreading the news. I loved “Quiet Strength”! Initially I purchased it thinking I would get my weekly dose of football … only to discover an excellent read on life, liberty, and God. I am reticent about discussing my feelings about religion as I know there are many lost-souls who think belief in a higher power is not rational, scientific, or cool.
With that caveat, it was refreshing to read the memoir of Coach Tony Dungy. Due to outside influences many in our culture think it is a badge of honor to be rude, crude, and tattooed. “Quiet Strength” is a fascinating counterbalance for all who believe the relevance of being religiously grounded, socially conscious, family oriented … and intellectually prepared for the journey through life.
It is difficult to watch television nowadays without being exposed to a plethora of four- letter words and anything with “Pimp” in the title. Because of positive role models, I remember (fondly) “The Huxtables” television series. Like-minded individuals can now be exposed to the real thing by reading “Quiet Strength” and exploring the lives of Coach Dungy’s extraordinary family. The book is eloquently written and loaded with amusing anecdotes from celebrities past and present.
Let me remind all who might cast aspersions on Coach Dungy and the principles to which he espouses ... to read the sobering statistics (page 272) on retired football players. Mr. Dungy is correct when he says: “This book is not all about football. It is about the journey... mine and yours … and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better”. Reading “Quiet Strength” is a marvelous way to start.
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