How I’ve Satisfied My Competitive Nature Since Retirement

For about thirty years I was a competitive athlete, from elementary school, middle and high school, all the way through college and in the NFL. Then I was an NFL coach. I’ve always had a highly competitive nature, setting goals, and going after them, year after year. Then I retired and no longer had the athletic field, but I’m still just as competitive as I ever was.

I love competition and think it makes me sharper and better. So I’ve channeled it into other areas of my life. Here are several ways I continue to keep the competitive juices flowing and some of the benefits.

Family Competition

As funny as it sounds I get pretty competitive while playing board games with my family. So I even get competitive with my kids.

Personal Growth Competition

I still work out quite a bit and I will actually compete with myself. Whether I am walking or riding the bike I find myself pushing myself to continually get better.

Career Competition

Finally, I still view my job as a competitive business. I work for NBC and we want to have the number one show in sports. It’s been rewarding taking the competitive fire from the athletic field and bringing it into the studio.

What do you do to satisfy your competitive nature?


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