Recently on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic had a spontaneous and fascinating debate. 

Essentially, the debate boils down to this: Are “successful” coaches at the highest level (NCAA vs. NBA was the focus of their debate) better coaches than those at a lower level? Also, why would a “successful” college coach make the move to the NBA, or vice-versa?

Golic’s premise was that coaches make the move to a higher level in order to test themselves at that level. Greenberg disagreed, arguing that coaches move to a higher level mainly for increases in salary.

Two questions immediately enter my mind:

1. What defines success for coaches? 

2. Why do coaches coach?

If you’re a coach, you MUST be clear on the answers to these questions. If you don’t know what success is, you’ll chase a million things trying to find it. If you don’t know why you’re coaching, then, really, why are you coaching?

Take a moment today to think and pray through your answers. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave a comment on the blog, Twitter, or Facebook.