I wrote this a little while ago and just thought I’d share…
Michael Jordan – cut from his HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM…Goes on to be the GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME, and arguably the greatest will the world has ever seen.
Dan Gable – was an undefeated high school wrestler, went undefeated in college til his final match, and lost. His ONLY loss in high school or college was his VERY LAST ONE. He was completely devastated. Went on a few years later to walk through the 72 olympics in the most DOMINATING fashion ever, not giving up a SINGLE point to an opponent. Never been done before, will never be done again.
Tom Brady – Wasn’t really recruited out of high school. Went to Michigan. Was 7th on the depth chart as a freshman. STarted as a junior. As a senior he got benched multiple times for a FRESHMAN. Was drafted 199th OVERALL in the draft. Nobody even wanted him. Now is arguably the GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME. 3 Super Bowl Rings, 1 18-1 Season (only team to ever go 16-0), 1st EVER unanimous MVP Award in 2010.
These are examples of guys who used their failures to fuel their fire. Instead of whining and crying about it they used it to push thme farther than they had ever imagined. They all ended up being the absolute greatest they could become – but their careers all TRULY started after they suffered some form of adversity. It caused them to look in the mirror and decide to run or to fight. They all chose to fight and became legends in the making. Those are guys to look up to. There are all kinds of athletes who have been 5 star recruits who go on to be studs. But, for most of us THESE guys are the ones to look up to. They decided THE FIGHT WAS WORTH IT!!!
It is never what happens to you that determines whether or not you make it. It is ALWAYS how you react to it, and what you choose to do with it. If you quit you will fail 100% of the time.