There's a misconception about teamwork. Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team.

— Tom Landry

The most beautiful Tom Landry quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Setting a goal is not the main thing.

It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.

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A champion is simply someone who did not give up when he wanted to.

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Coaching is making men do what they don't want, so they can become what they want to be

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Tom Landry quote I've learned that something constructive

I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.

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The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence.

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To live a disciplined life, and to accept the result of that discipline as the will of God - that is the mark of a man.

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Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

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Tom Landry quote A coach is someone who tells you what yo

A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.

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First become a winner in life. Then it's easier to become a winner on the field.

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If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.

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A vital team characteristic is the ability to overcome adversity.

Any team acquires experience and endurance as it learns to fight back. This in turn builds the kind of character which seldom crumbles at a time of crisis or testing.

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When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.

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The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don't want to do, in order to achieve what they've always wanted to be.

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A winner never stops trying.

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About Tom Landry

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday September 11, 1924

I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.

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Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest.

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Perhaps the toughest call for a coach is weighing what is best for an individual against what is best for the team. Keeping a player on the roster just because I liked him personally, or even because of his great contributions to the team in the past, when I felt some one else could do more for the team would be a disservice to the team's goals.

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I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.

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Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.

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I like the South because it is so much warmer on the sidelines than it is up North.

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...even after you've just won the Super Bowl -- especially after you've just won the Super Bowl -- there's always next year. If Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing, then the only thing is nothing -- emptiness, the nightmare of life without ultimate meaning.

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I'd rather have a second-best decision diligently pursued than a first-best decision lackadaisically pursued.

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A team that has character doesn't need stimulation.

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The more successful you become, the longer the yardstick people use to measure you by.

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Right after the game, say as little as possible.

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Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

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There is only a half step difference between the champions and those who finish on the bottom. And much of that half step is mental.

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A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be

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In my opinion, character is the most important determinant of a person's success, achievement and ability to handle adversity.

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Today, you have 100% of your life left.

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