Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Saturday, January 8th, 2022
I am a Tim Tebow fan.
As a Florida Gator fan, I watched him win national championships (I like winning) while expressing himself humbly (I admire humility), providing unparalleled leadership (leadership is necessary for teams to succeed), and demonstrating extraordinary perseverance (overcoming adversity is part of life).
I have to admit I was a “doubter” when it came to him being a success as an NFL quarterback. I believed in all the intangibles. I just questioned whether he had the polish like so many of the successful quarterbacks have.
I was certain he would be as good as was possible. I knew that he would work as hard as he could and be the best he could be. The rest would take care of itself.
In one of his memorable streaks, he led a 1-4 team to six wins in seven games and was the talk of the NFL. His team was winning ugly. His team was winning close. But they were winning. It was great drama.
Do you realize that the things that set Tebow apart can be adopted by all of us?
We can work hard to develop our skills.
We can be a model teammate. One who speaks encouraging words. One who lifts others up when things go wrong. One who doesn’t criticize when things go wrong but supports.
We can be unsinkable during difficulties.
We can pass out praise readily to teammates.
We can roll up our sleeves and dig in when things are tight.
We can always be at our post, ready to go.
Talent can be overrated. The intangibles that Tebow displayed are foolproof.