A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE
Curt Knight, former kicker for the Washington Redskins,
once had the highest field goal percentage in the National Football
League. But then the Redskins changed coaches. Soon thereafter
the Redskins were in a tight game, late in the fourth quarter. All
they needed was a field goal to win. But on fourth down at the
opponents’ 35-yard line, the coach called for a pass. The pass
failed and the Redskins lost. After the game the coach was asked
why he hadn’t attempted the field goal. He replied, “I didn’t think
our kicker could make it.” From that time on, Curt Knight’s
success rate declined.
Each of us is either stimulated or discouraged by other
people, especially by those who are most important in our lives.
Each day our attitude toward others either raises or lowers their