Lou Holtz's Life Lessons
The ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame football coach on what we can do to achieve our goals.
Holtz recently spoke to Beliefnet about how his "dream job" at Notre Dame made him a better Catholic, the role of prayer in pre-game rituals, and the four things everyone needs in life.
One of your favorite quotes is "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. "What would you tell someone who says he's never had any opportunities and uses that as an excuse for his poor station in life?
I think that we have opportunities all around us--sometimes we just don’t recognize them. That was never more obvious to me when I [accepted a job as head coach] with the New York Jets, which was maybe one of the best jobs in America. But because of the attitude that I approached it with, I didn't see the great opportunities that I had. All you see are problems and difficulties and obstacles. We get discouraged far too easily.
Interview by Dena Ross
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