In It's the Will, Not the Skill, legendary NFL referee Dr. Jim Tunney writes about the principles and philosophies of success as seen through the eyes of his friend Herman Edwards. Herm Edwards coached the NY Jets and now the Kansas City Chiefs and his disciplined life exemplifies leadership, integrity and a relentness pursuit of excellence.
As people read they can remember only so much of that which is meaningful to them. Gems I found in this book that apply to our current society are: "Talented people vigorously defend their right to be less than they could be, or to simply please themselves at the expense of correct behavior." "How's the world to survive all of the manipulations of people willing to sell their dignity for a dime?" "Telling the truth should not require planning." The author seems to state the beliefs of many citizens today when he writes, "I am discouraged by this example of ethical laxity."
Dr. Tunney's book is a tribute to his friend, Herm Edwards, but the book can also serve as a source of inspiration for those needing a boost as they take on the challenges in life. Dr. Norman Jones-author of Growing Up in Indiana: The Culture & Hoosier Hysteria Revisited