Being Successful vs. Being Significant

Years ago, I spoke to some of our All Pro Dad Chapters team captains. I wanted to thank them for the time and effort they poured into their respective communities. The other thing I wanted them to know was how significant the work is that they were doing. We often get caught up in the success of a program versus the significance of it. This was something I talked about with my players when I was coaching. If all we did was win a Super Bowl, we’d be successful. But a hundred years from now, no one will remember or care who won the Super Bowl. So I challenged them to be significant in the community.

In my last few years of coaching, I experienced the difference between success and significance firsthand. I tell that story. Check it out; you don’t want to miss it. Here’s what I told the team captains about success versus significance.


My challenge to you is this: How can you impact your community more significantly? Are you chasing success or significance? One great place to start is by becoming an All Pro Dad chapter’s team captain. Consider, brainstorm, and pray about how to be more significant to your family and neighbors.

Sound off: What is one thing you could do to be more significant in your community?

Huddle up with your kids and ask, “Who do you think is successful and why?”