Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
Author: Tony Dungy
|Super Bowl–winning coach and #1 New York Times best selling author Tony Dungy has had an unusual opportunity to reflect on what it takes to achieve significance. He is looked to by many as the epitome of the success and significance that is highly valued in our culture. He also works every day with young men who are trying to achieve significance through football and all that goes with a professional athletic career—such as money, power, and celebrity. Coach Dungy has had all that, but he passionately believes that there is a different path to significance, a path characterized by attitudes, ambitions, and allegiances that are all too rare but uncommonly rewarding. Uncommon reveals lessons on achieving significance that the coach has learned from his remarkable parents, his athletic and coaching career, his mentors, and his journey with God. A particular focus of the book: what it means to be a man of significance in a culture that is offering young men few positive role models.|
What does it mean to be a man of significance?
When Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy took home the trophy in Super Bowl XLI, fans around the world looked to him as the epitome of success. Athletic victory, professional excellence, fame and celebrity, awards and honors . . . he had it all. But even at that moment, Tony Dungy knew that those achievements had little to do with his ultimate significance as a man.
Coach Dungy still passionately believes that there is a different path to significance—a path characterized by attitudes, ambitions, and allegiances that are all too rare but uncommonly rewarding. In Uncommon, Dungy reveals secrets to achieving significance that he has learned from his remarkable parents, his athletic and coaching career, his mentors, and his walk with God.
You followed his life journey from Michigan kid to Super Bowl-winning coach in the #1 New York Times bestseller Quiet Strength. Now, in Uncommon,Tony Dungy takes you to the next level with a much-needed message on living a life of true significance—and finding the kind of success that satisfies.
“Success is uncommon, therefore not to be enjoyed by the common man.
I’m looking for uncommon people.”
When Coach Cal Stoll spoke these words to Tony Dungy and the rest of the freshman football team at the University of Minnesota, he likely had no idea how they would be remembered. Dungy carried them with him through his days as a student, as an NFL player, and as the first African American coach to win the Super Bowl. Today, he thinks they are words that the world needs to hear more than ever before.
Tony Dungy believes that his primary job as a coach is to build men worthy of being role models to a nation of boys who look up to them: Men of character, integrity, and courage. Men with both confidence and humility. Men who know the value of family and faith as well as career. And his message to them about how to attain real significance in life is one that many people—not just football players—are desperate to hear.
In a culture that defines success by the size of your salary or by the media frenzy surrounding you, Tony Dungy offers valuable insights on achieving uncommon success and real significance. They just may be the most important lessons—on and off the field—that can be applied to your life today.
Features: Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.81" H x 9.01" L x 6.1" W (0.79 lbs) 266 pages
Carton Quantity: 40
ISBN: 1414326823 EAN: 9781414326825
US SRP: 15.99 US
Pub Date: February 21, 2011
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Tony and Lauren Dungy are active members of a number of family, faith, and community-based organizations, including All Pro Dad, iMom, Fellowship of Chrstian Athletes, Mentors for Life, Family First, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Tony is a former NFL player and retired head coach of the 2006 Superbowl Champions, the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.
Vanessa Brantley Newton is a self-taught artist and has attended both F.I.T. and SVA of New York, where she studied fashion and children's illustration. Vanessa is the illustrator of "Ruby's New Home", "A Team Stays Together!", and "Justin and the Bully "by Tony and Lauren Dungy as well as "Presenting...Tallulah" by Tori Spelling. She hopes that when people look at her work, it will make them feel happy in some way, or even reclaim a bit of their childhood.
- Religion | Christian Life | Men's Issues
- Sports & Recreation | Football | General
- Religion | Christian Life | Personal Growth
- Self-Help | Personal Growth | General
- Conduct of life - Dungy, Tony
- Football coaches - United States
Ethnic Orientation | African American
Religious Orientation | Christian
Theometrics | Evangelical
Sex & Gender | Masculine
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