“…it takes a great deal of courage to face life’s ordinary, everyday challenges.” Bill Hybles
Last week Lauren and I started watching the television show “Friday Night Lights.” Pretty cool show. Through out the episodes of season 1 that we have watched so far, we have seen the head coach (Coach Taylor) deal with the pressure of being a head coach for an elite high school football program in fictional Dillon, Texas. Long story short, coach Taylor is placed in a position where he is expected to lie about the recruitment of a player on his team, that he did not really want on the team to begin with. As coach Taylor is walking into this critical meeting, he courageously stops and tells the man with him “I will not lie!”
For six episodes we watched this head coach struggle with the pressure of fans, players, and high school football politics. All of a sudden, in that moment, coach Taylor had backbone. He was ready to stand up for the truth. Even if it did cost his team a win, a talented player, and possibly stain his reputation. Ok, I know what you are thinking,”Dude, it’s just a TV show.” You’re right; it’s just a TV show. But the point is in a moment where it would have been easier to compromise; coach Taylor took the more difficult path and chose to do the right thing.
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