The Coates Perspective
A few weeks ago I met Rudy Ruttiger, the real
"Rudy"! He was enlightening, engaging, and truly an older version of
the character played by Sean Astin in the movie by the same name. His inspiring
story of a dreamer whose focus to play football at his beloved Notre Dame
University draws a terrific picture of the life of a Waymaker. While his life
after Notre Dame did not result in a pro football career, he continued to
contribute. He became a parent, a salesman, and a committed citizen investing
his life in others. Later, he took his story to Hollywood, California. Again,
he faced rejection and challenges as he attempted to find someone to make a
film about his push to see himself on the playing field as a member of the
Fighting Irish football team. But the Rudy I met, though a bit older and wiser,
still exudes the traits of determination and perseverance that was present in
his youth. His message remains the same- Get rid of the "rotten
thinking". Believe in your dream and
push toward the goal line
is his lifetime mantra. While I was inspired and
motivated as we visited, I immediately connected the dots between Rudy and our
Waymaker philosophy. The Waymaker in us, must adopt, practice, and hold on to
the ideals of determination and perseverance. The obstacles toward success will
be many. The hills will seem too hard to climb. We will be told by many that we
are too small, not prepared, not rich enough, and/or not the right pedigree.
The Waymaker will see through all these negatives, take the ball in his arms
and run full speed toward the end zone. The Waymaker, like Rudy Ruttiger,
chooses the against-the-odds attitude and experiences the joy of doing
something great. Thank you Rudy, for sharing your story with us and for
continuing to contribute in so many ways.
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