Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Commitment is not a guarantee of anything, but it's a requirement of everything

Good article today about Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's high level of commitment, something that the writer contends all good coaches have:

Some make it to the pinnacle of their sport - the NHL, the NFL, a top-tier college basketball program - while others never quite reach the big time. And so, while that commitment is not a guarantee of anything, it is a requirement of everything.

Says Coach Babcock:

''That commitment is one of those things you've just got to have. I think of it as passion. You've got to have that passion to do a job like this, but then if you've got that passion, it's not a job.''