How to Prepare for a Challenge

From playing college football to being drafted in the NFL; to playing with the Steelers and winning a Super Bowl; to becoming an assistant coach to a head coach and then winning the Super Bowl with the Colts. After spending over thirty years in the NFL, you probably guessed that I am someone who likes challenges. Before you even begin personal challenges or a work challenge, you have to figure out how you are going to approach it in order to succeed. This is how I prepare for a challenge.

Commit to Going the Extra Mile

You aren’t always going to succeed, but being willing to go the extra mile to make it work is the biggest thing. Before you try and tackle a challenge you have to commit to it. Anything less and you almost always will come up short.

Gather Information

I definitely pray before I get started, especially when it is a big challenge. I try to get as much knowledge as I can about the subject. I seek out counsel and advice from people who have been through similar things.

Just Go for It

After all of that, there comes a time when you just have to say, “I’m going to take this head on and do the best I can.”