Get A First Down

At the end of the year, many of us will start making plans for the upcoming year, setting goals (good) or even making new year’s resolutions (usually ineffective).

Although we can often visualize the big picture, we sometimes forget that every goal needs to be broken down into a small component.

I recently heard an interview of Lou Holtz – famous college football coach and analyst. He was asked what type of goals did he inspire his award winning teams to achieve. Was is to win the game? Score a certain number of touchdowns? Block passes? No.

Lou instructed his teams to “Get a first down.” If you can continue to get first downs, you will win the game! The first down is the smallest component of goal setting in football.

In our own lives, we need to “Get a first down.”

Want to write a book…write the first paragraph.

Music teachers need to…Get that first chord in tune.

Want to lose weight…Put that chocolate down.

Family time important…Schedule an evening just for family.

What can you do to “Get A First Down” today?