Monday, February 8, 2010

Drew Brees: Clarity of Purpose

Watch Saints' quarterback Drew Brees' MVP conference interview on

During his opening statement, Brees says:

Our victory last night was the culmination of four years of hard work, fighting through a lot of adversity, ups and downs, and more importantly than that, representing a city that has been through so much – been through so many struggles and hardships.

Along the way, people have asked me so many times, ‘Do you look at it as a burden or extra pressure? You feel like you’re carrying the weight of the city on your team’s shoulders?’ I said, ‘No, not at all.’ We all look at it as responsibility. Our city, our fans give us strength. We owe this to them. That’s made all the difference.

Brees' eloquence and poise in this interview flow from his crystal clear sense of purpose and mission that he has had all along.

Speaking about his experience - and truly being able to capture the moment - then become effortless, as he knows exactly what his message is.

From the Green Room: Take time before you speak to clarify - in one sentence - what your purpose is. When you are able to fully own that purpose, everything flows from there.


Anonymous said...

Or to put it slightly differently, Brees' eloquence also grows out of the simple fact that he believes what he's saying. You can't fake that sort of humility & gratitude.
Great post!!!

Sarah Gershman said...

Very well said! Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

Belief is what it is all about. If you have belief you are the way to making points not noise. Great post.

Sarah Gershman said...

Thank you for reading, Peter! I just checked out your blog, and it looks great!


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