One of the things that we hear constantly about Peyton Manning is he only has one Superbowl victory as if this is the only true measurement of his greatness. Sure, I think it would add to his legacy and the lore about Peyton if he were to win another Superbowl, but he embodies such a great example to look at from a LifeMap perspective.
Peyton Manning has played NFL football for 18 years, yes 18 years. The average NFL player is in “The League” for 3-4 years, Peyton has played the equivalent of 6 NFL players careers.
Peyton Manning holds countless records including (Via Wikipedia):
- 5x NFL MVP (2003 (shared with Steve McNair), 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
- 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013)
- Best NFL Player ESPY Award(2004, 2005)
- 14× Pro Bowl (1999–2000, 2002–2010, 2012–2014)
- 7× First-team All-Pro (2003–2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
- 2007 Super Bowl MVP
- 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
These are only a few of his NFL records, they show a remarkable ability to play the sport of football and that he is a consummate competitor in arguably the most competitive sport in the world. There are thousands of articles written on Peyton Manning and his football accolades, from high school through the NFL, and there is little I can say to add to this content, but here are 8 lessons we can learn from Peyton Manning’s remarkable football career.
8 Lessons we can Learn from Peyton Manning
- Consistency (18 years in the NFL)
- Keep learning (remains a top NFL quarterback after 18 years)
- Don’t let failures stop you (lost 2 Superbowls)
- The end of your career can be your best years (his quarterback rating the last 3 years is higher than his previous 5 years)
- Success is possible after a major setback (neck surgery in 2011)
- A major career change is more opportunity (signed with the Broncos in 2012)
- Bring others with you through your success
- Success is only possible with the support of others
Can you think of other lessons? Tweet or comment below your thoughts on Peyton Manning’s accomplishments.