What Doesn’t Kill You

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | 1 Comment » |

I’ve had some of sports greatest moments throughout my professional career, from being the NCAA Champion to standing at the top of a podium as an Olympic champion. However, none of these came without enduring and overcoming disappointment.

I recently began mentoring young adults and youth groups that disappointment builds character and to use disappointment as stepping stones and as motivation to build themselves up to their success, instead of letting disappointment tear them down.

The way I see it, you can let disappointment make you or break you. It can make a quitter out of you, or it can make you hungrier for your goal than you’ve ever been before. It’s up to you to push towards something positive. It was through countless disappointments and repeated shortcomings that I would find the necessary skillset, patience, hunger, and determination to ascend to the Olympic podium. Had it not been for those disappointments and setbacks, I would not have known nor been equipped for what it would take to get there.

So today, I encourage you to take all of life’s disappointments, learn from them, and use them as your building blocks to success, so that you can claim your gold medal moment in your life!

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  • Safiyyah says:

    Very inspiring

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