Leadership With Super Bowl Champ Steve Young

Steve Young, Quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For the past year or so, DJ Mikey D and team have been a part of several leadership conferences . In our journey to be influential and servant leaders ourselves we have had the fortunes of connecting with some amazing leaders such as Super Bowl Champ, San Francisco 49ers, Steve Young.

In a recent get together Steve discussed his approach to leadership and how it has helped him on the field and off the field. One thing that stood out in our conversation was how he ties faith and belief into his everyday strategy on life and leadership.

We were discussing goals, challenges and obstacles when following your dreams and Steve stated: “It’s often hard to get people to understand that taking a detour on the way to their goals is not a “wrong turn.” It’s just another way of getting where they’re going. Whatever it takes. Just remember that you don’t have to give up on your dreams and goals when some little thing comes along (or not so little). The goal is what’s important, not every little step it takes to get there (as long as we remember to TAKE the steps)“.

Faith & Leadership

So, in conclusion, remember that all faith needs feet. If you are in an airplane on its way down in a power dive, you put on your parachute first, then you do affirmations.

The old biblical phrase “faith without works is dead” means just that – belief needs to be connected organically with action. Productive action. If it is not, then it is not true belief, it is only an attempt to con yourself and the gods.

Too many people hope that they can do affirmations or pray or assert, and this will save them from having to make a decision and take action. But that is not the way it works. Action and affirmations must be bonded together as a single unit and support each other like two legs. Neither faith nor action can stand alone.

Positive thinking is good (and absolutely necessary), but positive action is also an essential ingredient.

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