Strive for Greatness, Not Success.
The quality of your life whether you are an athlete, coach, business executive, city worker, construction worker etc. regardless of your field of endeavor, will be determined by your commitment to excellence or lack of it.
God created His world by which your commitment to excellence meaning the quality of your work will either be rewarded for the excellence you put into it or your work will not be rewarded or lack substance because of the laziness, sloppiness, or half hearted commitment won’t be rewarded. You can only fake it for so long before people, your athletes, or your kids begin to catch on to who you are and what you are really about.
The truth is that God created you for greatness not worldly success. Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being the best but from those who seek being the difference and making an impact in the lives of those around them. Talent is a common thing and people waste it everyday. Many abuse it, and take it for granted. Greatness comes not from what talent you have or from what talent God has given you, but from what you do with it.
So whether you are a coach, athlete or parent, it is by far best to fail in pursuit of greatness through constant challenge and by giving extraordinary effort, than to succeed in pursuit of mediocrity or comfort. In the end we get what we get in life. We all, beleiver's or unbelievers, will reap what we sow in life. Dare to be great, and strive for greatness.