What Does it Mean to Be an Athlete?

What Does it Mean to Be an Athlete?

I’ve always believed that I’m capable of improving the athletic areas of my game by small margins, and that I can find ways to gain other advantages—by being efficient on the ball or having good positioning. But I spent a lot of time trying to prove people wrong, trying to show them that despite the major obstacle of lack of athleticism I could still play at the highest level. 

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Passion is your privilege

Passion is your privilege

"When you are truly living on the edge....there’s no room at all for error. It’s a luxury you can’t afford."

"For the rest of us, though, there’s a cushion. Being wrong isn’t fatal, it’s merely something we’d prefer to avoid. We have the privilege of being wrong. Not being wrong on purpose, of course, but wrong as a cost on the way to being right."

I really wanted to speak to this point, that for most of us, being wrong or failing isn't going to kill us. It isn't a be all end all. And it isn't going to be much more than an annoyance or unwanted bump in the road.

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