Nope, Im not.
I never was.
Why is that? Well I never thought I was good enough, I actually never even tried out for a team in high School. I thought about it thou. Back when I was in high school they developed a girls soccer team. I considered it, but I was too chicken to try out.
So I never played at the level that any of you are, but that doesn't mean I don't see what it is you're putting yourselves through. The commitment, the drive, they are all very inspiring to me and I am awe struck watching it. .
So where am I going with this?
Every single one of you have been, possibly for years, pushing yourselves to the ultimate limits, not just in body but in mind and spirit as well, but for what?
Dont get me wrong here, I can see that you love your sport, some of you are involved at the high school level in multiple sports, and you have managed to be good in all of them, but why are you doing this?
How many of you out there are doing it for the big paychecks? is that what all of this comes down too? Yes, you could win a Super Bowl or a World Series and I can see that being the dream for all of you.
Yet have you over looked at the possibility of being the best in the WORLD?
As I sit here and watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Tokyo and see the faces of athletes from all over the world come together to compete against each other for one reason. For that gold medal. That gold medal signifies the best in the world. That is HUGE in my book.
Do you know that we only have about 3 athletes in Tokyo right now that were/are from Long Island?
So I ask,Why are you limiting yourself?
Why are you limiting the world from seeing the athlete you have become?
Why not consider changing your goals?
Why not push yourself to become the best in your sport, in the world?
Watch the Olympic, you will see what I am talking about.
I wish I was an athlete.