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What’s the ‘why’?

October 09, 2019 - 00:00
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The Player’s Club

Most athletes have a reason why they are competing in the sport they love. The reason I say this is because most of the time, an athlete’s purpose is bigger than the sport itself. Yes, you play for the crowd, the excitement or just the full adrenaline rush you get before and during a game. Those are things that just come naturally within the competition itself.

So, what’s the why?

What motivates you to go out and be different from the person standing next to you? What pushes you to be the best version of yourself? What factors help you decide who that person is? There are billions of athletes around the world, each one with a story of what makes them the person they are, and what drives them to the person they aspire to be. We live in a society that can pigeonhole an athlete, only seeing them as a machine that can jump high, run fast or can throw a ball 70 yards. Athletes reading this, know that the perceptions of others do not make you who they say you are. If sports never existed, how would people see you? There have been countless great athletes, we can name some from Colorado County, who have come and left standing legacies. Legacies in place not just for the athletic records they set or the championships they won, but the different paths they took in life off the field. At the end of the day, you want to be able to have something that no one can take from you - your why. Make your why count.